Genuine Ancient Roman intaglio on Prasio depicting Fortune with a phallus 18 kt gold and sterling silver ring
• Band material: Gold 18KT- Sterling silver
• Genuine Intaglio 1st-2nd cent AD
• Gemstone: Prasio
• Size: 8 1/4 US Adjustable
• Handmade 100% Made in Italy
This meticulously handcrafted ring showcases a genuine Roman intaglio on prasio, an esteemed green stone used in Roman glyptics during the 1st-2nd century AD. The intaglio portrays the goddess Fortuna with a rudder behind her and an erect phallus in her left hand. Phallic charms held deep significance in Roman culture, believed to offer protection and ward off evil. The prasio stone, known for its rarity and magical properties, featured inclusions such as aggregated quartz crystals, adding a touch of translucency. Understanding the cultural context is essential to appreciate the Roman perspective on depictions of sexuality, which emphasized joy and happiness rather than immorality.
Crafted with meticulous attention to detail, this captivating ring combines 18 kt gold and silver to create a harmonious design. Its centerpiece is an authentic Roman intaglio on prasio, showcasing the goddess Fortuna. The intaglio captures Fortuna holding a rudder and an erect phallus, symbolizing her role in guiding destiny and warding off evil. The prasio stone, associated with chromochalcedony, was highly prized and widely used in Roman glyptics. Its origins, possibly from Cyprus, add to its allure. The Roman perspective on sexuality differed from modern sensibilities, emphasizing expressions of joy and happiness. Appreciating the rich symbolism and artistic beauty of this ring requires embracing the cultural context of the time.
Our brand's exquisite jewelry collection pays homage to these ancient traditions, and every piece comes with a certificate of authenticity, attesting to its Greek or Roman origin.