Both men and women wore jewellery in antiquity and this kind of adornments were not only worn with an aesthetic purpose, but also as a symbol of wealth, power and social status. Common motifs of decoration comprised Ancient Greek gods and goddesses. The deity portrayed on the bezel of this ring might be referred to the goddess Tyche, the Greek equivalent of the Roman goddess Fortuna. In Ancient Greek mythology and culture Tyche was the tutelary deity who governed fortune and prosperity. The word cornucopia derives from the Latin words cornus, meaning horn, and copia, which means abundance.
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