Georgian Minerva Cameo Ring
Minerva is the Roman equivalent of Athena, from the Greek pantheon. To the Romans, she represented wisdom, justice, law, victory, and was the sponsor of arts, trade, and strategy. Although she was, in a literal sense, a war deity, she wasn't a patron of violence (like Mars) but of strategic warfare. Along with Jupiter and Juno, Minerva completed the Capitoline Triad, to whom the elaborate temple atop the Capitoline hill was dedicated. Indeed, she was most highly revered, honoured, and respected, holding a central place in the public religion of Rome. Marcus Terentius Varro considered her to be ideal and the plan for the universe personified. Her most recognised symbol is the owl, for wisdom, but she was also associated with snakes and olive trees.
Era: Georgian circa 1800
Ring size: 5 US or J UK/AUS. Resizable for £35.
Head size: 16.8mm by 14.1mm
Stone: Hardstone Agate
Marks: None, tested as 18ct gold
Condition: Great antique condition
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