Sardonyx Cameo with Portraits of the Roman Emperor Commodus and his Wife, the Empress Crispina (AD 180-192)

Commodus in the guise of Herakles, wearing the skin of the Nemean Lion


early 18th Century


Height: 3.9 cm.     (1 9/16 in.)

Width: 3 cm.     (1 3/16 in.)




ex: the collections of the Dukes of Palmela, Lisbon, second half of the 19th Century


Published: Antiquarium Ltd.; Ancient Treasures XIII (New York, 2015) inside back cover


cf. ; BEAZLEY GEMS ARCHIVE, Oxford University no.461.22 (ex. Marlborough collection)





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