Roman Gold Ring: Chalcedony Intaglio of Athena
An ancient Roman gold finger ring with a chalcedony gem intaglio image of Athena (Minerva) standing draped, wearing a Corinthian helmet, with a shield and spear in her right hand, an owl seated upon her right forearm, and holding a phiale in her left.
Ca. 2nd - 3rd century AD.
Formerly in a German private collection since the 1990's.