Roman Gold Ring: Carnelian Intaglio of Asclepius

An ancient Roman gold finger ring set with a carnelian intaglio of Asclepius, God of Medicine, wearing a himation, holding a patera, and leaning upon a staff with snakes.

Ca. 2nd - 3rd Century AD.
Maximum width: 1 in. (2.5 cm).Weight: 3 gm.Size 5.

Asclepius was the ancient Greek god of medicine. As a son of Apollo he shared his father’s healing aspects. The snake entwined staff of Asclepius, remains a symbol of medicine today. Ancient Greek doctors were known as the Therapeutae of Asclepius.

Formerly in a German private collection.
Inv#: 7892
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