12 December 2002
A SAMARITAN BRONZE RING
Byzantine Period, Circa 5th-7th Century A.D.
The flat circular bezel with an inscription in Samaritan script reading, "There is none like the God Yeshurun"
9/16 in. (1.4 cm) bezel length
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This inscription is rather common in this period on amulets, rings and oil lamps. It comes from the Old Testament (Deuteronomy 33:26).
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