Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Figure 75

The left is a small white tessera (mosaic tile). To the right is a replica of an ivory or bone token (tessara theatralis) used as a theater ticket for entrance into special events. The token would have various images or writing depending on the performance.

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Figure 173

Kunsthistorisches Museum (no. IX A 79) Photograph by James Steakley, PD Roman cameo of Gemma Augustea (AD 9–12). A depiction of Emperor...