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Rock crystal ring

Period:
Imperial
Date:
1st–2nd century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Rock crystal, gold
Dimensions:
Diameter: 1 1/16 × 5/16 in. (2.6 × 0.8 cm)
Classification:
Gold and Silver
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.4292
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 166
Plain circlet of crystal lined with gold foil.
From Cyprus

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 4292, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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