A fine Greek Silver Ring Depicting Athena, <br><em>4th century BCE</em>
A fine Greek Silver Ring Depicting Athena, <br><em>4th century BCE</em>
A fine Greek Silver Ring Depicting Athena, <br><em>4th century BCE</em>
A fine Greek Silver Ring Depicting Athena, <br><em>4th century BCE</em>

A fine Greek Silver Ring Depicting Athena,
4th century BCE

GJ2108

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This early D-shaped silver ring with a large convex oval bezel is engraved with a fine portrait of Athena, the goddess of war and wisdom. She is shown standing contrapposto, fully armed in her traditional peplos and breastplate armor. Her iconic helmet sits atop her head, a shield stands upright on the groundline behind her, and a dedication fire altar to the goddess is to her left in the field. She holds a spear in her right hand, and standing on her outstretched left hand is Nike, goddess of victory, who leans forward to crown Athena with a victory wreath.

For a related example see: Marshall, FH, Catalogue of the Finger Rings Greek, Etruscan & Roman in the Department of Antiquities, British Museum (London, 1907) pl.XXVII, no.1050; and Spier, Jeffrey, "Ancient Gems and Finger Rings, Catalogue of the Collections, The J. Paul Getty Museum" (California, 1992) p. 145-152.

Condition: Minor age-appropriate signs of wear to the shank, the ring is intact and in very good condition overall.  A lovely and wearable example

Dimensions: US ring size 7 1/2 (UK=P, DE=17 3/4, CH=16 1/2, JP=15)

Provenance: English private collection, acquired on the UK/European art market in the 1990s.

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