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  • Object type

  • Museum number


  • Description

    Plasma gem engraved with two boys wrestling; on the right the trainer leans against a cippus; he is half-draped, bald and bearded, and carries a rod; on the left is a term of Hermes and an oil-flask hanging from a tree.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1stC-3rdC
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Length: 1.6 centimetres
    • Width: 1.4 centimetres
    • Length: 1.9 centimetres (including setting)
    • Width: 1.7 centimetres (including setting)
    • Depth: 0.7 centimetres (including setting)
    • Weight: 3 grammes (approx)
  • Bibliography

    • Gem 2137 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display

  • Exhibition history


    1980 5 Jun- 26 Oct, London, BM, The Ancient Olympic Games
    2008 1 May-12 Jul, Shanghai, The Ancient Olympic Games
    2008 2 Aug-31 Sep, Hong Kong, The Ancient Olympic Games

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date


  • Department

    Greek & Roman Antiquities

  • Registration number



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