Ancient Art

Finger Ring with Medallion

2nd–3rd century A.D.

Greenish, uncolored glass covered with a thin, smooth, yellow ochre-colored patina, but not thick enough to conceal any details.

3.56 x 2.79 cm (1 3/8 x 1 1/8 in.)
Hobart and Edward Small Moore Memorial Collection, Bequest of Mrs. William H. Moore
1955.6.308
Culture: 
Roman
Period: 
Roman
Classification: 
Jewelry
Status: 
Not on view
Bibliography: 

Gustavus A. Eisen, Glass: Its Origin, History, Chronology, Technic and Classification to the Sixteenth Century, 2 vols. (New York: William Edwin Rudge, 1927), vol. 1, p. 332, pl. 25e.

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