Roman carnelian ringstone

Herakles crowned by Victoria. The hero stands in 3/4 view to the left with his head in profile, his left hand rests on his club, his cloak around his right forearm, a winged Victoria crowning him to his right, behind them in the field a banner with a legionary eagle with a wreath in its beak. Set in 20th century gold ring.

Late hellenistic - early Roman period, late 1st century B.C. - early 1st century A.D.
Diam. 1.4 cm (0 35⁄64 in)

8.5 g.

Dr. Markus Im Obersteg AG, Sankt Gallen, Switzerland, 1995
Private collection Dr. Gerd and Sigrid von der Gönna, Germany, acquired from the above

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