Byzantine Ring with Monogram and Crosses. A Byzantine bronze ring with with expanding shoulders, elliptical hoop with a pellet border containi.. Product #: AS-1841 Regular price: $150.00 $150.00 Sold
Byzantine Ring with Monogram and Crosses. Byzantine Ring with Monogram and Crosses. Byzantine Ring with Monogram and Crosses.

Byzantine Ring with Monogram and Crosses.

Product Code: AS-1841
Length: 2.3CM
Width: 1CM
Height: 2.3CM

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A Byzantine bronze ring with with expanding shoulders, elliptical hoop with a pellet border containing a seriffed monogram flanked by two expanding-arm crosses. As Christianity became the dominant religion in Byzantine society, Christian imagery was increasingly found on jewelry. Crosses appear by the fifth century; the Virgin Mary, saints, angels, and other holy figures became popular in the sixth century. The images were thought to protect the wearer, aid in prayers, and even perform miracles.


Internal diameter 20.4 mms: UK ring size V; US ring size 10 3/4. A large wearable size.


5th century...

A Byzantine bronze ring with with expanding shoulders, elliptical hoop with a pellet border containing a seriffed monogram flanked by two expanding-arm crosses. As Christianity became the dominant religion in Byzantine society, Christian imagery was increasingly found on jewelry. Crosses appear by the fifth century; the Virgin Mary, saints, angels, and other holy figures became popular in the sixth century. The images were thought to protect the wearer, aid in prayers, and even perform miracles.


Internal diameter 20.4 mms: UK ring size V; US ring size 10 3/4. A large wearable size.


5th century ADProvenance


Provenance.: UK art market, acquired prior to 2000.Literature


Ref: See Oman, C.C. Victoria and Albert Museum Catalogue of Rings, reprinted Ipswich, 1993, item 203 for type.

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