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Achaemenid or Greek art
5th – 4th century B.C.
D : 21.3 cm
Complete and in a remarkable state, except for a few strokes and small deformations; traces of corrosions and patina under the bottom.
This solid bronze ring is composed of an almost circular loop and an elliptical cabochon. It is decorated with an incised figure that can be easily identified by his attributes as the god Hermes, associated with Mercury (Mercurius) by the Romans.
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