Roman "Fortuna" Carnelian Intaglio Ring
DATE: Intaglio: 2nd Century AD - Ring: Georgian, c.1820
This splendid Georgian era ring has been set with an ancient Roman intaglio, depicting the goddess Fortuna. This deity, known as Tyche in Greek mythology, was the personification of luck - both good and bad - in Roman religion. The daughter of Jupiter, Fortuna could also be bountiful and is often depicted carrying the Cornucopia (horn of plenty). The ring itself is modelled in 15k yellow gold, and features an elegant double band.
Carnelian Cabochon stone
Head: 14.1 x 10.6mm - Width of band: 3.8mm - Rise off finger: 5.5mm
No marks present, tests as 15k gold
Very good, some wear to the intaglio and evidence of an old resize to the band