Ring with oval gem with Victoria (Victory)

Roman
Hellenistic Period
2nd century B.C.


Dimensions

Legacy dimension: L. of bezel, 41 mm.

Accession Number

59.186

Medium or Technique

Gold, carnelian

On View

Anne and Blake Ireland Gallery (Gallery 210A)

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Gems

Intaglio. Victoria, to left, is seated on a rock. Her lower body is draped, and a large shield is seen in profile resting on her right knee, supported by her right hand.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Byron Th. Zoumboulakis, 8 Place de la Taconnerie, Geneva, Switzerland (said to have been found at Salonika in Greece); March 12, 1959: purchased by MFA from Byron Th. Zoumboulakis for $ 5,300.00 (this is the total price for 59.186-59.192)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour