Extraordinary massive later Sasanian gold ring
With biconical elliptical bezel set with a domed cabochon claret garnet intaglio of a Lioness walking left, Venus and a crescent moon above.
Venus in the crescent moon was observed at the time of the harvest, and construed as a sign of bounty and prosperity.
6th - 7th Centuries AD
Ring Size: 7 - 7.5
Acquired from a European collector in July, 1998.
Antiquarium Ltd.; Ancient Treasures II (New York, 2004) p.38
Antiquarium, Ltd. & Susan Ollemans; Ancient Rings from Near to Far East. New York,
11 – 16th September 2017