Description: Upright oval, lentoid gem, both faces convex. Shape 1. The turqoise stone is set in the oval, revolving bezel of a 17th century gold ring with a hoop formed by three chains decorated with faceting and rosettes.
A: The figure of Aphrodite anadyomene standing nude, wringing her hair, head to left, turning towards Eros, who stands in profile on the left, facing her, with a sword (?) in his raised right hand.
B: Greek inscription in six lines: αρρωρρι|θραϲϲινιχ|αροπληξ|αζαραχθχ||.α?]θχαρα|ωζα → variant of αρρωριφρασις, variant of νιχαρωπληξ, unknown voces (tentative reading based on close observation of the gem in March 2017).
CBd-2915 on the V&A Museum website