Byzantine silver ring with Greek inscription – SOLD

An ancient Byzantine solid silver ring with Greek inscription

Ancient Byzantine silver ring with a religious three lines inscription in Greek: ‘ +NHKI / ɸOP / EAMI ‘.

Following the trends set by the Romans, Byzantine jewellery became a continuation of Roman jewellery traditions. As in many other cultures throughout Antiquity, Byzantine jewellery acted not only as an embellishment, but most importantly as a direct display of someones wealth and social status. Byzantine rings were often engraved with religious images and served as personal, miniature icons.

Material: solid silver
Weight: 4.18 gram
Date: Early Medieval, 7th – 9th century AD
Measurement: overall: 23 x 23 mm, ringsize: 20 mm (10 USA)
Condition: Extremely fine condition


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