Byzantine silver and niello guilloche ring, circa 12th-14th century AD.


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Byzantine silver and niello ring. A heavy solid ring, fitted to centre with a raised rounded oblong bezel featuring two niello opposed advancing lions grasping a processional cross, bordered by undulating pattern, flanked either side by broad shoulders with niello quartefoil motifs which raise to two oval plaques to either side decorated with niello double-headed eagle, leading down to a solid shank with niello roped detail. Tested silver, approximately 76g in weight, circa 12th-14th century AD, accompanied by Oxford Labs X-ray fluorescence analysis report stating the composition of the metal.

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