Authentic Ancient Roman Onyx Intaglio 1st-2nd Century AD 18 Kt Gold Ring, depicting Nike writing on a shield
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This 18 Kt gold ring, meticulously crafted by our skilled goldsmiths, showcases an authentic Roman onyx intaglio dating back to the 1st-2nd century AD.
The intaglio portrays a Victory (Nike) in "clipeo scribens" — standing while writing on a shield. This depiction first appeared on an Emperor Claudius quinarium in 41-42 AD and later graced numerous ancient coins. The Nike on this stone elegantly places one foot upon a globe, symbolizing completeness, perfection, and dominion. It signifies sovereignty for those who wield it in their grasp or beneath their feet. The globe often signifies the world or the celestial sphere.
In the ancient Greek belief system, Nike embodied victory and triumph. Her Roman counterpart is Victoria. Nike is commonly depicted with wings in statues and paintings, symbolizing strength, swiftness, and triumph.
Our jewelry store, Serra Roma, proudly presents an exquisite collection that beautifully honors the ancient traditions of Greek and Roman civilizations. Each piece in our collection, including authentic ancient Roman and Greek coins and intaglios, is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity, providing proof of its historical significance and origin.