|THIS LOT IS BEING OFFERED WITH NO RESERVE.|
Possibly 9th century.
The heavy band is fluted with two grooves that terminate at the flat face of the substantial ring, which is engraved with the busts of an imperial Byzantine couple on either side of a staff with cross finial. The woman has ornamental pendants (pendilia) hanging from her temples indicative of high status. Images of the emperor were widely dispersed across the Byzantine Empire in the form of coinage, and these types of royal portraits are reflected in this engraved image.
|Lot ID: 24|
|Low Estimate: $3,000|
|High Estimate: $5,000|
|Next Bid: $1|
|Sale ID: 11|
|Sale Date: November 30, 2016|
|Sale Location: Virtual|
|Sale Sponsor: The Curator's Eye - Fine and Rare Antiques|
|Sale Terms: View here|
|Live Bidding Link: SALE CLOSED|
|Location of Origin: Europe|
|Dimensions: Circumference 58 mm.; US size 8.5; UK size Q ½|
|Weight: 17.3 gr.|
|Primary Classification: Jewelry for Sale : Medieval Jewelry, Ancient Jewelry, Islamic Jewelry|
|Provenance: Private Continental European Collection, c. 2000.|
|Price:||Price on Request|
|Offered By:||ANTIQUE AUCTION CLOSED: Jewelry Auction: Ancient, Asian and Ethnographic - November 30, 2016|
|Contact:||The Curator's Eye|
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