In the late 70s I found a silver ring by the side of the road near my house. Despite the fact that it had been mangled and crushed by traffic, I could discern a Hindu female deity on the damaged surface. She carried what appeared to be a brush in one upraised hand and a writing implement in the other. I guessed that the silver spherical image had been a coin portraying the Hindu deity Saraswathi, goddess of knowledge, music, art, speech, wisdom, and learning, and was the third in the Tridevi trinity of Sarasvati, Lakshmi and Parvati. Although too damaged to restore, I kept the rather magical ring all these years.