Gold Ring with Magical Gemstone depicting Sol, Fortuna and Victoria

Culture: Roman
Period: 2nd-3rd century A.D.
Material: Gold, Heliotrope ("Bloodstone")
Dimensions: 1.9 cm in diameter (ring); 6.1 gram
Price: Sold
Ref: 3597
Provenance: From a French private collection, acquired in the 1990s.
Condition: Intact, ready to wear.
Description: Modern 21.6 carat gold ring with a 900 hallmark on the inside, with a Roman magical bloodstone intaglio. The oval gemstone depicts in the centre a bust of sun god Sol with a radiate crown. To his left stands the goddess of fortune Fortuna with a cornucopia. On his right side he is crowned by the winged goddess of victory Victoria. Above the bust of Sol the Greek letters EYTY in mirror writing, which for ευτυ(χει) translates to “be happy”. Below more Greek capital letters, which stand for abbreviations for good wishes.