Byzantine Art :
Byzantine Masterpieces : Silver Ring with Gold Inlay Featuring Three Heads
Silver Ring with Gold Inlay Featuring Three Heads - OS.134
Origin: Israel/ jerusalem
Medium: Silver, Gold
Additional Information: sold
Location: Great Britain
An exceptional Byzantine silver ring with a
inlay, featuring the holy trinity.
The first of the early church fathers to be
using the word "Trinity" was Theophilus of
writing in the late 2nd century. He defines the
Trinity as God, His Word (Logos) and His
The figure on top can be identified as the
who is typically portrayed as a bearded man.
The usual depiction of the Father as an older
with a white beard may derive from the
Ancient of Days.
At the bottom, on the Father's right hand
the Son (Jesus) and on his side the Holy
the spiked halo, symbol of holiness.
The silver mount of the ring on its expanding
shoulders, around the gold inset, is
two concentric rows of incised dots.
The ring is in very good conditions.