Byzantine betrothal ring, circa 7th-8th century AD.


£34,000

Byzantine betrothal ring, circa 7th-8th century AD.

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Byzantine betrothal ring. Set centrally with a flat square plaque engraved with two crowned full-length figures flanking a cross, all within a dotted border, and on a smoothly conforming D-shape shank. Tested yellow gold, approximately 6.64 grams in weight, circa 7th-8th century AD, accompanied by an Oxford Labs X-ray fluorescence report stating the composition of the metal.

This is an extremely rare example of one of the earliest types of engagement rings. A highly similar ring can be found in the collection of the Victoria and Albert Museum (M.184-1937).

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Byzantine betrothal ring, circa 7th-8th century AD.
Byzantine betrothal ring. Set centrally with a flat square plaque engraved with two crowned full-length figures flanking a cross, all within a dotted border, and on a smoothly conforming D-shape shank. Tested yellow gold, approximately 6.64 grams in weight, circa 7th-8th century AD, accompanied by an Oxford Labs X-ray fluorescence report stating the composition of the metal. This is an extremely rare example of one of the earliest types of engagement rings. A highly similar ring can be found in the collection of the Victoria and Albert Museum (M.184-1937).
26372
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