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Openwork ring inscribed DIT

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Ring with the inscription DIT in an openwork panel. An openwork panel filled with vines projects above the inscription. The hoop has two heart-shaped openwork panels ornamented with a two-petaled flower.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Selim Dere, Fortuna Fine Arts, 984 Madison Ave., New York, NY 10021; June 6, 1999: purchased by Ariel Herrmann from Fortuna Fine Arts; December 2002: gift of Ariel Herrmann to MFA

Credit Line

Gift of Ariel Herrmann in honor of Gratia Berger

Roman, Imperial Period, 3rd century

Place of Manufacture

Western Roman Empire

Dimensions

Maximum diameter 2.0 cm.; maximum width 1.9 cm.

Accession Number

2002.735

Medium or Technique

Gold

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Rings