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Byzantine betrothal ring, 7th-8th century AD.


Byzantine betrothal ring, 7th-8th century AD. A yellow gold ring with square plaque-form bezel engraved with two crowned full-length figures flanking a cross, all within a dotted border, and on a half round shank, accompanied by an Oxford Labs X-ray fluorescence report stating the composition of the metal. UK finger size U. This is an extremely rare example of one of the earliest types of engagement rings. A highly similar ring can be found in the collection of the Victoria and Albert Museum


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  • Date of manufacture
    6th-7th century AD.
  • Period
    15th Century and Earlier
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    Wear consistent with age and use.
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    London, GB
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