This finely carved men's agate cameo features the Roman goddess Minerva (also known as Athena to the Greeks). Minerva's profile shows her with her characteristic helmet. The image of the goddess is a yummy caramel color set against a creamy white background with a yellow gold setting.
Minerva was the goddess of war, but was hailed for her strategy, not bloodshed. She was the virgin goddess of wisdom and learning, poetry, medicine, meditation, inventiveness, the arts, spinning and weaving, commerce, and magic.
The rectangular agate measures 20 mm. x 15 mm. and is bezel set in 14 karat gold.
The ring weighs 9.8 grams and is a size 9 3/4 US. It is in perfect condition!