11 December 2003
A ROMAN GARNET RING STONE
Circa 1st Century A.D.
The convex oval stone engraved with a figure of Minerva, her feet in flying position, the goddess clad in a peplos and crested helmet, holding a spear over one shoulder, a round shield at the other; mounted as a ring in a modern gold setting
7/16 in. (1.1 cm.) long; ring size 10¼ in.
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