Byzantine gold ring with engraved cross, circa 5th-8th century AD.


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Byzantine gold ring with engraved cross. A yellow gold ring composed of a central circular plaque engraved with a cross, to a slim smoothly conforming solid D-shape shank. Tested yellow gold, approximately 2.7g in weight, circa 5th-8th century AD.

See Scarisbrick, D., 'Rings: Jewelry of Power, Love and Loyalty', p. 24 for similar examples of signet rings from Byzantium.

Ring size guide: L

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