A beautiful gold ring with flat D-shaped hoop, the flat circular bezel depicting a finely engraved intaglio of a helmeted Athena, the Greek goddess of war and wisdom, seated on a throne. Before her is a lit thymiaterion, the smoke curling into the sky. Athena sits in profile, with one arm extended over the thymiaterion and the other raised to her mouth.
For related example see: D. Williams and J. Ogden, Greek Gold: Jewelry of the Classical World, 1994, pg. 198, no. 133
Dimensions: Width: 3/4 inch (1.9 cm), US ring size: 5.5
Condition: Intact and in excellent condition overall.
Provenance: J.K. private collection, Germany, assembled in the 1960’s.