A ROMAN CARNELIAN RING STONE
Roman Republic, Circa 1st Century B.C.
The convex oval stone engraved with the goddess Roma seated on a cuirass, her shield behind her, wearing a chiton and a crested helmet, a staff in one hand, and supporting a Victory in her extended hand who offers a branch, a column below, on a short groundline; mounted as a ring in a circa 1770's European gold setting with fifteen diamonds in the bezel
7/16 in. (1.1 cm) long; ring size 9