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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.


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


Maximum diameter 2.0 cm.; maximum width 1.9 cm.

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Rings