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Sard, oval, intaglio

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Set in modern gold ring Mithraic sign: winged griffin (sacred to Sun-God) resting forepaw on wheel; tail ending in star. Crescent in field above.

Provenance

By date unknown: Mr. and Mrs. William de Forest Thomson Collection; gift of Mr. and Mrs. William de Forest Thomson to MFA, September 12, 1918

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. William de Forest Thomson

Roman, Mithraic,

Dimensions

Length: 11 mm (7/16 in.)

Accession Number

18.511

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Gems