11 December 2003
THE PROPERTY OF A EUROPEAN COLLECTION
A BYZANTINE GOLD AND CARNELIAN FINGER RING
Circa 6th Century A.D.
The hoop a thin strap with hooked projections where it joins the hexagonal bezel, set with a carnelian cameo with the head of an eagle
11/16 in. (1.7 cm.) wide; ring size 5½
Acquired by the current owner's family in the 1980s.
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