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Antique Medusa Cameo ring

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Antique Medusa Cameo ring
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Description

ancient Roman cameo of Medusa in modern gold ring. The cameo is ca. 3rd century A.D.

In Greek mythology Medusa (Greek: Μέδουσα (Médousa), “guardian, protectress”) was a monster, a Gorgon, generally described as having the face of a hideous human female with living venomous snakes in place of hair. Gazing directly upon her would turn onlookers to stone.

High carat gold ring ca. middle of last century

Measurement of bezel: 12 x 11 mm Ring size : “K” +1/2 = US “5” + 3/4 weight of ring is :6.8 grams

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