A silver and gold Roman ring, circa 3rd century A.D. depicting Vulcan at his forge. The oxidised silver ring is set with a high carat gold plaque portraying Vulcan at work in his forge with bellows and hammer. Vulcan was worshipped as the God of Fire, hence his temples were built outside city walls. Son of Jupiter and Juno and husband of Venus, Vulcan worked in his forge making lightning bolts for the gods and arrows for Cupid’s quiver. The ring is size O [US 7]. It is completely original, very comfortable on the finger and with such a contemporary look for such an ancient ring.
Vulcan by Thorvaldsen