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Ring with bust of Aesculapius

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Gold ring with a bust of Aesculapius, the Roman god of medicine and healing. A serpent twines about a staff in the field.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought in England.); March 24, 1903: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Francis Bartlett Donation of 1900

Roman, Republican Period, 1st century B.C.

Dimensions

Legacy dimension: 0.024 Diameter

Accession Number

03.764

Medium or Technique

Gold

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Rings