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A traditional Roman marriage ring with bezel design of two clasped hands. The woman's hand on the left wears a bracelet. Above, a garland or fillet. Below, OMONOIA, "harmony" (white on blue background). Octagonal hoop with oval bezel mounting. The shape of the ring suggests that it was worn on...

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By date unknown: with Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; October 17, 1963: gift to MFA in memory of R. E. and Julia K. Hecht

Credit Line

Gift in memory of R. E. and Julia K. Hecht

Roman, Eastern Mediterranean, Imperial Period, 3rd century A.D.

Catalogue Raisonné

Highlights: Classical Art (MFA), p. 094.


Height x width x depth: 1 x 2.3 x 1.9 cm (3/8 x 7/8 x 3/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Gold and sardonyx


The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Rings