Authentic Roman coin 18 Kt Gold Ring depicting God Jupiter
- • Handmade 100% Made in Italy
• Authentic Silver Roman Coin 3rd cent.BC
• Size: 7 3/4 US Adjustable
• Band material: 18 Kt Gold/ Sterling Silver
In this ring in sterling silver and 18 Kt gold, an authentic Roman coin from the third century BC has been set ( victoriatus ), which represents the graduate head of Jupiter/ Zeus; in the back we can see a Victory with the chariot.
Jupiter is usually thought to have originated as an aerial god. His identifying implement is the thunderbolt and his primary sacred animal is the eagle, which held precedence over other birds in the taking of auspices and became one of the most common symbols of the Roman army. The two emblems were often combined to represent the god in the form of an eagle holding in its claws a thunderbolt, frequently seen on Greek and Roman coins. As the sky god, he was a divine witness to oaths, the sacred trust on which justice and good government depend. Many of his functions were focused on Capitoline Hill, where the citadel was located. In the Capitoline Triad, he was the central guardian of the state with Juno and Minerva. His sacred tree was the oak.