Authentic Ancient Bronze Roman Peacock Intaglio Seal Ring. Circa 1st to 4 th century AD. The hoop on this ring is beautifully engraved. A piece of quality craftsmanship.
Juno is an ancient Roman goddess, the protector and special counselor of the state. She is a daughter of Saturn and sister (but also the wife) of the chief god Jupiter and the mother of Mars and Vulcan. She often appeared sitting pictured with a peacock The peacock was a symbol of immortality because the ancients believed that the peacock had flesh that did not decay after death.Bought from a collector in Vienna but originally unearthed in Noricum (modern Austria). Noricum, region of Europe north of what is now Italy, roughly comprising modern central Austria and parts of Bavaria, Ger. Noricum was originally a kingdom controlled by a Celtic confederacy that dominated an earlier Illyrian population. Around 400 BC, Celtic peoples from Western Europe settled in the eastern Alps. A Celtic state, Noricum, developed around the region''s ironworks in the second century BC. The Romans occupied Noricum without resistance in 9 B.C. and made the Danube River the effective northern frontier of their empire.
Weight: 4.82 grams,
Size 8 (USA) - Q (UK) 18.19 x 20.5 mm inner diameter OVOID
Professionally cleaned for you to wear as in antiquity.