Octagonal ring with Greek inscription

Roman Provincial
Late Imperial Period
3rd century A.D.


Dimensions

Diameter: 2.15 cm (7/8 in.); width: 7 mm.

Accession Number

98.803

Medium or Technique

Gold

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Rings

A band, fluted outside, and inscribed in late Greek letters, some of which seem to have been obliterated.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to his records: bought by a friend at Cairo from a Cypriote, who said it came from Smyrna); 1898: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for
$ 69,618.13 (this figure is the total price for MFA 98.641-98.940)

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund