Adjustable bracelet

Roman
Roman Imperial Period
about A.D. 100–200


Dimensions

Diameter (max.): 0.053 m.

Accession Number

61.1130

Medium or Technique

Silver

On View

Anne and Blake Ireland Gallery (Gallery 210A)

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Bracelets and armlets

Bracelet with die-cutter’s model or stamp in mounting on top center (numismatic jewelry). This consists of a cult-image of Cybele, seated and facing straight ahead, patera in right hand, tympanum in left; a pair of lions flanks the high-backed throne. The frame is in form of a crescent with three beads. The crescent is symbolic of the moon god Men. There is a border of beads around and on the bracelet.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Dr. Hugo Weissmann, 96 Charles Street, Boston, Mass.; November 8, 1961: purchased by MFA from Dr. Hugo Weissmann for $ 875- (this is the total price for 61.1130–61.1135)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour