Mediterranean; c. 1st- 3rd century ADA massive bead or rein ring with multi-colored wavy ribbon pattern, centered by a black and white striped band. Iridescent. An unusual example.
Greatest diameter: 1 - 1/2" (3.8 cm)
Provenance: The John J. Slocum Collection Mr. Slocum (1914-1997) collected most of his antiquities while serving as US cultural attache to Egypt in the 1960s. Later, he served as Assistant to the Director of The Smithsonian, was appointed by President Reagan to the Presidential Cultural Property Advisory Committee, and was a Trustee Emeritus of the Archaeological Institute of America. He was a well-respected scholar/collector, whose medieval crusader coins were sold in a single-owner sale at SothebyÂ’s, London in 1997.
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