Ancient Roman cornelian signet ring, circa 2nd-3rd century AD.
Ancient Roman cornelian signet ring. Set to centre with a cornelian intaglio in a closed back rubover setting featuring a finely engraved hand holding corn, leading to ornately carved trumpeting shoulders and flowing through to a solid shank. Tested yellow gold, approximately 5.23 grams in weight, circa 2nd-3rd century AD.
The image is more than likely, Ceres the Roman Goddess of agriculture and fertility (in Greek, Demeter), she is normally portrayed holding ears of corn downwards in her right hand.