Western Byzantine gold monogram ring, circa 5th-6th century AD.




Western Byzantine gold monogram ring, circa 5th-6th century AD.

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Price: £5,800

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Description

Western Byzantine gold monogram ring. A yellow gold ring composed of a circular central plaque engraved with the letters 'AE', flanked to either side by a stylised snake's head and leading smoothly down to a solid rounded shank. Tested yellow gold, approximately 7.2g in weight, circa 5th-6th century AD.

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

This ring is in fine condition with an attractive patina.

Ring size guide: N

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