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Early Eastern Imperial Roman Gold Ring

bezel-set with a domed cabochon amethyst intaglio of Nike (winged Victory) standing left, a branch in her right hand, offering a wreath to an Armor Trophy on the right, a shield leaning against it on the groundline. Victory in Battle as a metaphor for victory in Love.

1st Century AD

Height: 25 mm. (1 in.)

U.S. ring size: 7.5-8


Acquired European market, mid-1990s

Published: Antiquarium, Ltd. & Sue Ollemans; Ancient Rings from Near to Far East (New York, 2018) no.6

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