Roman intaglio carnelian ring of goddess Athena/Minerva. Found in Belgium with metal detector in 1986. Returned to me by Belgian archaeological officials. Stone was in an iron setting when found, later set in 18kt gold by master Dutch jeweler. Belgian archaeologist dated it to 100 AD +/- 100 years. Probably carved in Rome. Museum quality piece. Not for sale--I'm just showing off!
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