Nice Ancient Roman Silver Intaglio Ring of Fortuna c. 2nd century AD Lady Luck

Nice Ancient Roman Silver Intaglio Ring of Fortuna c. 2nd century AD Lady Luck

Nice Ancient Roman Silver Intaglio Ring of Fortuna c. 2nd century AD Lady Luck

Nice Ancient Roman Silver Intaglio Ring of Fortuna c. 2nd century AD Lady Luck

Nice Ancient Roman Silver Intaglio Ring of Fortuna c. 2nd century AD Lady Luck

Nice Ancient Roman Silver Intaglio Ring of Fortuna c. 2nd century AD Lady Luck

Nice Ancient Roman Silver Intaglio Ring of Fortuna c. 2nd century AD Lady Luck

Nice Ancient Roman Silver Intaglio Ring of Fortuna c. 2nd century AD Lady Luck

Nice Ancient Roman Silver Intaglio Ring of Fortuna c. 2nd century AD Lady Luck

Nice Ancient Roman Silver Intaglio Ring of Fortuna c. 2nd century AD Lady Luck    Nice Ancient Roman Silver Intaglio Ring of Fortuna c. 2nd century AD Lady Luck

This is an ancient Roman silver intaglio ring, dating to the 2nd century A. The ring retains the original carnelian gem intaglio, tightly set in a rubbed over mount. It is cut with an image of the goddess Tyche / Fortuna, holding rudder and cornucopia. Greek goddess of luck or chance, known as Fortuna.
To the Romans, was a popular deity, especially in the Roman world. The benevolent blessings of Tyche / Fortuna were eagerly sought, especially in matters involving risk taking, contests, business or war.
Fortuna appears frequently on roman coins minted to pay the army, for she was thought to bring victory in battle. Tyche is usually depicted as a beautiful woman, dressed in flowing robes, and carrying a cornucopia (a horn of plenty) as a symbol of wealth and abundance. She appears also holding steering a ships rudder a metaphor for guiding the successful course in life. Her cult survives in the modern world in the person of "lady luck", frequently invoked by gamblers.
Today it has survived to us intact and wearable with care! SIZE: 19.56mm x 22.03mm x 11.42mm (intaglio 10.06mm x 7.35mm).

This item is guaranteed authentic and dates to the period described. A written guarantee can be provided on request. The item "Nice Ancient Roman Silver Intaglio Ring of Fortuna c. 2nd century AD Lady Luck" is in sale since Wednesday, February 22, 2017.

This item is in the category "Coins\Coins\Ancient\Roman\Roman Imperial (96-235AD)". The seller is "wear-the-past" and is located in Salisbury. This item can be shipped worldwide.
Nice Ancient Roman Silver Intaglio Ring of Fortuna c. 2nd century AD Lady Luck    Nice Ancient Roman Silver Intaglio Ring of Fortuna c. 2nd century AD Lady Luck