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Ancient Roman Cupid intaglio ring. Set centrally with an oval hardstone intaglio, finely depicting a winged figure of Cupid holding a weapon, in a closed back rubover collet setting within a granulated border, to a double ridged flat section shank. Tested yellow gold, circa 2nd century AD.
In Roman mythology Cupid was the god of love, with the Greek equivalent known as Eros. Cupid is depicted on this intaglio brandishing a weapon, symbolising the power of love to disarm the strong.