A contemporary sterling silver ring with a central feature based on a Roman intaglio dating from the 2nd- 3rdCentury AD, depicting a reclined lion with a crescent moon above its head.
Similarly to today, the lion was the king of animals, and symbolised strength and power in Ancient Rome. Because the lion depicted on this intaglio is laying below a moon, it is likely that it represents the Nemean lion, who in Greek mythology was a monster whose golden fur was impenetrable, and whose sharp claws could cut through anything. Selene (Luna, Roman equivalent), Greek goddess of the Moon, was the Nemean lion's mother, and the lion was thus born from the moon.
Approximate Dimensions: H4mm above finger x W9mm at top x 2mm thick band
Handcrafted in London from 100% recycled silver.
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