Ring with Roman Intaglio on jasper depicting Athena

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Ring with Roman Intaglio on jasper depicting Athena

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Jewels with coins, Roman intaglios stones and micro-mosaics

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Serra - Roma / Jewelry

In this 18 Kt gold ring is set a Roman intaglio on jasper, dating back to the 1st-2nd cent. AD , depicting Athena with spear and horn of plenty ( Cornucopia) .

Finger size : 6. 3/4

The ring is entirely handmade by one of the talented goldsmiths of our shop in Rome!

All our jewels come with a certificate of authenticity attesting the Greek or Roman origin of the engraved stone .

Athena (Minerva for Romans ) is the Olympian goddess of wisdom and war and the adored patroness of the city of Athens. A virgin deity, she was also – somewhat paradoxically – associated with peace and handicrafts, especially spinning and weaving.
Athena’s name is closely linked with the name of the city of Athens. The Ancient Greeks debated whether she got her name after the city or the other way around. Modern scholars usually agree that the former was the case.

In art and literature, Athena is usually depicted as a majestic lady, with a beautiful, but stern face, unsmiling full lips, grey eyes and a graceful build, emanating power and authority. She is always regally clad in either a chiton or a full armor. In the former case, she is sometimes represented with a spindle. In the latter case, she wears an elaborately crested Corinthian helmet and holds a long spear in one hand and an aegis in the other; in some cases, like in this jasper, Athena holds a “cornucopia” in her hand, a symbol of luck and abundance!