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

18th Century

Height: 39 mm. (1 9/16 in.)

Width: 30 mm (1 3/16 in.)

#5313

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

Comparandum: The Beazley Archive - Gems Database no.461.22 (ex. Marlborough)