Finger ring with engraved inscription

Roman
Imperial Period
1st–2nd century


Dimensions

Diameter: 1.2 cm (1/2 in.)

Accession Number

65.620

Medium or Technique

Gold

On View

Anne and Blake Ireland Gallery (Gallery 210A)

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Rings

A plain gold band widening to an oval bezel on which is engraved (in reverse): SALVIA (“health”). The small size and inscription suggests it was worn by a child

Provenance

By date unknown: Edward Jackson Holmes Collection; by date unknown: Mrs. Edward Jackson Holmes Collection; 1965: bequest of Mrs. Edward Jackson Holmes to MFA, recorded as Edward Jackson Holmes Collection, June 9, 1965

Credit Line

Edward Jackson Holmes Collection