Openwork ring inscribed DIT

Roman
Imperial Period
3rd century


Place of Manufacture: Western Roman Empire

Dimensions

Maximum diameter 2.0 cm.; maximum width 1.9 cm.

Accession Number

2002.735

Medium or Technique

Gold

On View

Anne and Blake Ireland Gallery (Gallery 210A)

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Rings

Ring with the inscription DIT in an openwork panel. An openwork panel filled with vines projects above the inscription. The hoop has two heart-shaped openwork panels ornamented with a two-petaled flower.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Selim Dere, Fortuna Fine Arts, 984 Madison Ave., New York, NY 10021; June 6, 1999: purchased by Ariel Herrmann from Fortuna Fine Arts; December 2002: gift of Ariel Herrmann to MFA

Credit Line

Gift of Ariel Herrmann in honor of Gratia Berger