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  • Base of a beaker, Late Imperial, 3rd century a.d.
    Roman
    Glass, gold; Overall 3 7/16 x 3 1/4 x 3/16 in. (8.8 x 8.2 x 0.5 cm)
    Fletcher Fund, 1928 (28.57.24)

    Said to have been found in the catacombs in Rome, this gold glass fragment depicts a victorious driver in his quadriga (four-horse chariot). Above is the inscription "Demeter nica" (Demeter win!), and below is the charioteer's name, Transinicus.

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  • Base of a beaker, Late Imperial, 3rd century A.D.
    Roman
    Glass, gold; Overall 3 7/16 x 3 1/4 x 3/16 in. (8.8 x 8.2 x 0.5 cm)
    Fletcher Fund, 1928 (28.57.24)


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