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Ancient 2nd Century AD Roman Dionysus Carnelian Intaglio Gold Ring

$15,712.86

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Ancient Roman Dionysus intaglio ring. Set with an oval carnelian intaglio finely engraved with standing figure of Dionysus holding a thrysus and drinking cup, in a closed back rubover setting, with smoothly rounded trumpeting shoulders tapering through to a solid D-shape shank, approximately 22g in weight. Tested yellow gold, circa 2nd century AD, accompanied by an Oxford Labs X-ray fluorescence analysis report stating the composition of the metal. UK finger size W. It is believed that the god Dionysus (Bacchus) originated in Thrace, from where his cult spread to Greece and later Rome. Born from the union of Zeus and Persephone, as a child Dionysus was raised by the satyr and Silenus. In adulthood, Dionysus traveled East to India, spreading his knowledge of arts and crafts, agriculture and in particular, wine-making. On his return, he encountered the Cretan princess Ariadne, whom he married and together they ascended to the heavens. Known as the god of wine, Dionysus is seen here with his attributes - the thrysus (a staff topped with a pine cone) and drinking cup. Please note shipping to the United States of America requires the purchaser to fill out a CBP 5106 customs form before the item is shipped. This form is a legal requirement for any item over $2,000 which is being imported into the United States. One of the details the form requests is the purchaser’s social security number or importer’s number.

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