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Ring with bust of Faustina II

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Draped bust of Faustina II to left (died A.D. 175) and Greek letters to left and right. Bezel separate and set into ring.

Provenance

Date unknown: with André Emmerich Gallery, 41 East 57th St., New York 10022; by 1970: Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III Collection; loaned to MFA by Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Vermeule III, February 11, 1970 (loan no. 35.1970); gift to MFA from Cornelius C. Vermeule III, March 21, 2001, in memory of Emily Dickinson Townsend Vermeule

Credit Line

Gift in memory of Emily Dickinson Townsend Vermeule

Roman, Imperial Period, 2nd century A.D.

Dimensions

2.8 cm x 1.5 cm

Accession Number

2001.159

Medium or Technique

Gold

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Rings