Ring with engraved jasper depicting Athena

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Ring with engraved jasper depicting Athena

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Jewels with coins, Roman intaglios stones and micro-mosaics

Sottocategoria:

Jewel with engraved stones - Ring

Marchio:

Serra - Roma / Jewelry

Codice:

V14/42

I-II century A.D.

Athena, is the ancient Greek goddess of wisdom. handcraft, and warfare, who was later syncretized with the Roman goddess Minerva. Athena was regarded as the favorite daughter of Zeus, born fully armed from his forehead. Athena was the patron goddess of heroic endeavor, she was believed to have also aided the heroes Perseus, Heracles, Belleropho, and Jason. Along with Aphrodite and Hera, Athena was one of the three goddesses whose feuds resulted in the beginning of the Trojan of the Trojan War. She plays an active role in the Iliad, in which she assist the Achaeans and, in the Odyssey, she is the divine counselor to Odysseus. In the engraved jasper, we can see Athena giving Nike to the emperor.