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Collection of Byzantine Signet Rings

Collection of Byzantine Signet Rings

$1,250.00


Description

DATE: Byzantine, c.1250

A set of four signet rings originating from ancient Byzantium, circa 1250 (!!!) They're crafted in bronze, obviously handmade, and feature pommels on the shoulders. Strange scenes are intaglio carved into the faces - some appear to have human figures, others birds and animals - but we have no idea what to make of the subjects really. Possibly depictions of stories or mythic heroes? Anyone out there know their Byzantine arts?

MEASUREMENTS 

Sizes range from: 6.5 to 8 US

Heads range from: 1.6 x 1.2cm to 2.0 x 1.6cm

WEIGHT 

21.2g

MARKS 

No marks present

CONDITION 

Good. General wear commensurate with age and use. Some of the rings display green tarnish

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