Bronze and silver
Western Greek, 4th century BC
H. 2.55cm; Weight: 11.32g
An important bronze and silver finger ring depicting a draped woman with sceptre standing in front of a high thymiaterion (a type of ornamental incense burner) scattering fragrant olibanum grains. Likely she represents a goddess, perhaps Hera, Demeter, or Aphrodite.
Cf. Shefold, MgK 1953, Nr. 583; Solothurn 1967, Nr. 404
Condition: Wearable and intact.
Provenance: Formerly, priv. coll. of notable scholars, Bern, Switzerland
Item reference: JE1152