New York, Park Avenue
30 May 1997
A BYZANTINE GOLD SIGNET RING
early byzantine, circa 6th-7th century a.d.
With a plain hoop, round in section, and a round bezel engraved with an eagle with outstretched and upraised wings, its head turned to the left, between the wings a cruciform mongram with a letter at the end of each arm of the cross
1in. (2.55cm.) wide
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For a similar ring with a different monogram, see no. 9 in Gonosova and Kondoleon, Art of Late Rome and Byzantium in the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.
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