Roman Empire VOT HER Hercules Worship Solid Silver Ring. Supposedly dating to the 3rd century AD.
The text is enigmatic but the sequence'VOT' often denotes the Latin uotum, a promise or solemn undertaking, the origin through Old French of the English word'vow'. The abbreviation'HER' would most probably indicate Hercules whose worship was popular from the third century onward as a saviour god. The ring's size is US 8. There is a crack / break on the base of the shank (PLEASE SEE PICTURE FOR DETAILS).
Hercules is a Roman hero and god. He was the equivalent of the Greek divine hero Heracles, who was the son of Zeus (Roman equivalent Jupiter) and the mortal Alcmene.In classical mythology, Hercules is famous for his strength and for his numerous far-ranging adventures. The Romans adapted the Greek hero's iconography and myths for their literature and art under the name Hercules. In later Western art and literature and in popular culture, Hercules is more commonly used than Heracles as the name of the hero.
Hercules was a multifaceted figure with contradictory characteristics, which enabled later artists and writers to pick and choose how to represent him. The item "Ancient Roman Empire VOT HER Hercules Worship Solid Silver Ring Sz 8" is in sale since Sunday, December 17, 2017.
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