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Byzantine Bronze Ring - FJ.6371
Origin: Israel
Circa: 400 AD to 900 AD

Collection: Jewelry
Style: Byzantine
Medium: Bronze

Location: United States
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Abstract and cryptic in its symbolism the face of this ring is engraved with a series of vertical and horizontal bands divided into three sections. In the center area the slightly thicker bands form columns and plinths like the entrance to a castle. Short horizontal bands fill the background, while vertical ones comprise the upper and lower areas. Simple in design, and yet mysterious, this ring was probably used as a seal to imprint its mark upon wax, proving ownership and authority of its owner. - (FJ.6371)


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