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Ring, Byzantine - Medieval, Unisex, 6-pointed Cross intaglio

Copper alloy; 5.5gm, Ring size 8 1/4

Con/ 'As Cast"; dark brown patina, sound and wearable

Description/ highly decorated about; six-pointed cross (with a slight crook on four of the ends) on the bezel; see the larger photo

Seller's Note/ As to who wore this ring, it's use, and the cross symbology, is moot. A clergyman, perhaps? The cross is carved deep enough that it could have been used as a seal. Now, the six-pointed star symbol is common enough and has been found on the walls of the catacombs in Rome but not with the crook-ends. Very rare! Rings were made to be worn, not tucked away.

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