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Achaemenid or Greek art
5th – 4th century B.C.
D : 14.5 cm
Complete and virtually intact; some wear and oxidation outside.
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.
This bronze cast vessel was polished, while the handles and decorations were hammered and/or decorated in repoussé.
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