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A BYZANTINE GOLD AND NIELLO SIGNET RING
A BYZANTINE GOLD AND NIELLO SIGNET RING

CIRCA 6TH-7TH CENTURY A.D.

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A BYZANTINE GOLD AND NIELLO SIGNET RING
circa 6th-7th century a.d.
The round flat hoop bearing an engraved inscription on the exterior, AGIOS AGIOS AGIOS KYRIOS the oval bezel engraved with the Virgin Theotokos flanked by two crosses, bracketed by the inscription, the engraved areas preserving inlaid niello throughout
size 6
Provenance
Derek J. Content, Inc. (1977)

Lot Essay

For similar examples see pls. 85-86 in Durand, et al., Byzance: L'art byzantine dans les collections publiques francaises.
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