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Roman coin bracelet

American
1930–1945


Accession Number

2018.4204

Medium or Technique

Plastic (phenolic resin), plastic, metal

Not On View

Classifications

Bracelets and armlets

This Root Beer bakelite bangle bracelet is embedded with four faux Roman coins. The plastic coins depict a man in profile with the words “IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FFUVG λVG.”

Provenance

Between about 1970s and 2018, acquired by Carole Tanenbaum, Toronto, Ontario [see note]; 2018, gift of Carole Tanenbaum to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 12, 2018)

NOTE: This is part of a large collection of costume jewelry given to the MFA in 2018, which had been built over about 40 years.

Credit Line

Gift of Carole Tanenbaum