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  • Object type

  • Museum number


  • Description

    Rectangular sard gem engraved with two youths wrestling, one on his knees; on the right is a half-draped trainer holding a palm-branch; on the left is a vase on a column.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 2ndC BC-1stC BC
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Length: 1 centimetres
    • Width: 0.8 centimetres
  • Curator's comments

    Accords with Maaskant-Kleibrink's Italic-Republican Pellet Style. See. M. Maaskant-Kleibrink, Catalogue of the Engraved Gems in the Royal Cabinet of the Hague, 1978, pp. 131-132.

  • Bibliography

    • Gem 2139 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display

  • Subjects

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date


  • Department

    Greek & Roman Antiquities

  • Registration number



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