An exquisite Byzantine gold ring, featuring a round wire-like section hoop, with a circular garnet stone set in a gold frame bezel.
Byzantine jewellery was a full continuation of the Roman traditions. Production in the old jewellery centres of Alexandria and Antioch gave way to an increased production in Constantinople. In the Byzantine Empire jewellery played an important role. It acted as a way to express one’s status and as a diplomatic tool.
Measurements: circa 1.6cm (internal diameter), UK ring size J
Weight: circa 1.21g
Provenance: From a private London based ancient jewellery collection, 1970's.
- Ring with Garnet Stone
- Century/ Timeframe
- Circa 5th-10th Century AD
- Good Condition, See Photo