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- Date: First century B.C
- Size: Size : "R" + 1/2 in US :10
First century B.C. carnelian intaglio fragment of Venus in modern 22 ct gold setting. Size of bezel: 26 x 21 mm Weight of ring :18 gr Size : “R” + 1/2 in US :10
Venus was a major Roman goddess principally associated with love, beauty and fertility, who played a key role in many Roman religious festivals and myths. From the third century BC, the increasing Hellenization of Roman upper classes identified her as the equivalent of the Greek goddess Aphrodite.