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Octagonal ring with Greek inscription

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

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

Accession Number

98.803

Medium or Technique

Gold

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Rings