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Finger ring with engraved inscription

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A plain gold band widening to an oval bezel on which is engraved (in reverse): SALVIA ("health"). The small size and inscription suggests it was worn by a child


By date unknown: Edward Jackson Holmes Collection; by date unknown: Mrs. Edward Jackson Holmes Collection; 1965: bequest of Mrs. Edward Jackson Holmes to MFA, recorded as Edward Jackson Holmes Collection, June 9, 1965

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Edward Jackson Holmes Collection

Roman, Imperial Period, 1st–2nd century


Diameter: 1.2 cm (1/2 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Rings