34/S Hand-coiled Double headed Sterling Silver Ancient ram torc ring

34/S

New product

A beautiful, Ancient Greek reproduction (from antiquity) ring with 2 ram heads and hand-coiled band.

More details

$ 58.00

- +

 
More info


The significance of the ram in antiquity
The ram was sacred in various entwined ancient civilisations, from as far back as the mesopotamian civilisation (approx 3000 BC),  to the Etruscan, Egyptian and Greek civilizations. Furthermore the peace-loving and quite mystical Minoans also revered it as an all important symbol of fertility.
Additionaly, the ram was seen as the incarnation of the Egyptian god Jupiter-Ammon. When Alexander the Great conquered Egypt he visited the shrine of Ammon (or Amun). Embracing the god, upon and after his visit, he dressed himself with the skin of a  ream and the horns as a head-dress. Thereafter the horns of the ram (known as the horn of ammon) were depicted much like a crown in Alexander's portraits and depictions on Alexander's coinage (for more specimens of Alexander coinage see the Alexander and Lysimachos coins in our collection).

silver torc ring, greek ancient jewelry, ram's head, ancient Greece, sterling silver museum reproduction

Irrespectively of it's significance however, this ring is an eloquent and beautiful peace of silversmithery having been hand made by artisan Greek gold specialists. The detail is amazing and and the quality of it's finish is also quite outstanding.

This ring comes in only one size. As the ring is open-sided you can adjust it (with a bit of care) anywhere within the range of a US 7 and 1/4 to an  8 and 1/2.  (in circumference this translates to anywhere between a 55mm and  58mm

 
Data sheet
Article groupRings
GenderFor Her
DepictionRams
Historic PeriodEra: Hellenistic
MaterialSolid Sterling Silver
Ring sizeFrom US size 7&1/4 to 8.5 (European sizes 55mm to 58mm)

Write a review

34/S Hand-coiled Double headed Sterling Silver Ancient ram torc ring

A beautiful, Ancient Greek reproduction (from antiquity) ring with 2 ram heads and hand-coiled band.

Write a review

24 other products in the same category:

Menu

Compare 0