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Greece

4th century B.C.

Gold ring, the large disc-shaped bezel with intaglio device of Nike, goddess of Victory, awarding a crown to a soldier?

14.87 mm internal ring diameter; 22.6 g weight

Presented by Edward Perry Warren, 1918; AN1918.62

The popular goddess of Victory was often portrayed on art works of this period presenting a crown to athletes, soldiers, craftsmen, poets, musicians and beautiful women.