Abundance

Abundance

A high carat solid gold Roman ring, circa 3rd century A.D. containing a cornelian intaglio of a cherub astride two pigs, an allegory of love and abundance. Pigs hold significant symbolic meaning in Roman culture. They represented abundance, fertility and prosperity and were associated with the goddess Ceres. The intaglio depicts a cherub astride two pigs with a flaming torch in the background. The ring is size J [US 4 and 5/8] and is very comfortable on the figure and in completely original and most wearable condition.

£3900