The Gorgoneion on the face of this swivel ring shines in shades of gold and green resin.
Since time immemorial human beings have used items imbued with special material or symbolic significance to protect themselves against darkness or provide an extra sprinkling of luck to charm their lives. The Gorgoneion is one such amulet, or periapt, whose image became popularised in the times of Ancient Greece. As a fearsome face it was used by Athena on her shield to frighten away her enemies.
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