Roman bronze ring, intaglio with goddess Ceres

2nd - 3rd century AD

Roman bronze ring,  intaglio with goddess Ceres
Roman bronze ring,  intaglio with goddess Ceres
Roman bronze ring,  intaglio with goddess Ceres
Roman bronze ring,  intaglio with goddess Ceres
Roman bronze ring,  intaglio with goddess Ceres
Roman bronze ring,  intaglio with goddess Ceres
Roman bronze ring,  intaglio with goddess Ceres
Roman bronze ring,  intaglio with goddess Ceres
350.00 VAT margin scheme
Article code21-A057
Roman bronze ring with oval glass or quartz intaglio showing a finely detailed bust of the Roman goddess Ceres looking to left, ears of corn before and above.

Outside diameter: ± 21,3 x 22 mm
Inside diameter: ± 17,3 x 14,3 mm
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Ceres (Greek Demeter) was a Roman goddess of agriculture and fertility. In Roman bridal processions, a young boy carried Ceres' torch to light the way.
She had the power to fertilize, multiply and fructify plant and animal seed, and her laws and rites protected all activities of the agricultural cycle.
Rome was always concerned to maintain a good supply of corn and depended heavily on supplies of grain from Egypt. Ceres was worshipped at her temple on the Aventine Hill, and had a festival, the Cerealia which was celebrated on April 19th.

Specifications

Period Roman
Category Ancient Jewellery
Material Bronze, (semi-precious) Gemstone , Glass
Country Roman Empire