Byzantine Gold Ring with Garnet Stone

Byzantine Gold Ring with Garnet Stone
Circa 5th-10th Century AD

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.

Lot details
Ring with Garnet Stone
Century/ Timeframe
Circa 5th-10th Century AD
Good Condition, See Photo
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