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    Sale 7661

    Icons and Artefacts from The Orthodox World

    24 November 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 60

    A GOLD, AMULETIC FINGER-RING BYZANTINE, EARLY 4TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A GOLD, AMULETIC FINGER-RING BYZANTINE, EARLY 4TH CENTURY
    A thick sheet of gold, of octagonal shape with a cornelian cabochon also of octagonal form, an engraved inscription in Greek majuscule reading "Of Christ", implying that the wearer was one who belonged to the Christian faith
    Diameter: 1¼ in. (2.8 cm)


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    Provenance

    From a Private German Collection formed in the 1990s.


    Saleroom Notice

    From a Private German Collection formed in the 1990s.