A Roman Carnelian Ringstone

A Roman Carnelian Ringstone

Period

Late hellenistic - early Roman period, late 1st century B.C. - early 1st century A.D.

Dimension

1.4 cm diam; 8.5 g.

Provenance

Private collection, Germany, acquired in the mid-1990s

Herakles crowned by Victoria. The hero stands in 3/4 view to the left with his head in profile, his left hand rests on his club, his cloak around his right forearm, a winged Victoria crowning him to his right, behind them in the field a banner with a legionary eagle with a wreath in its beak. Set in 20th century gold ring.