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forgery / medallion

  • Object type

  • Museum number


  • Description

    Gold glass medallion in fake brushed technique style. The gold and silver leaf image had bee gilded and incised in retrograde upon the upper covering layer of colouless glass and is sealed at the back with a black resin-like substance. A quarter length bust of a male child is depicted. he wears a toga and a large circular bulla is supendned from his neck. In the filed to right: M CECILIVS


  • Date

    • 19thC
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Diameter: 46 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

      • Inscription Script

      • Inscription Position

        Left field
      • Inscription Language

      • Inscription Content

        M CECILIVS
  • Curator's comments

    See R. Pillinger, Studien zur romischen Zwischengoldglasern, Vienna, 1984, 17, pl. 9, fig. 79; Yates, Archaeological Journal (1851), 170-1; D. Howells, Gold Glass in the British Museum, London, forthcoming, no. 57

  • Bibliography

    • Howells 2015 57 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display

  • Acquisition notes

    Yates in Archaeological Journal (1851), 170-1, states that it was part of the BMs collection by 1851. Otherwise no details known.

  • Department

    Britain, Europe and Prehistory

  • Registration number



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