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Late Byzantine Silver Ring with Inlaid Gold Signet with Head of Jesus Christ

niello inlay inscription on the shoulders: “IC XC (Issus Christos)”

15th Century

Max. Height: 3.1 cm.     (1 1/4 in.)

 

 

ex: a private American collection, before 2011.

 

#5009

 

Published: 

Antiquarium Ltd.; Ancient Treasures XIV (New York, 2016) inside front cover

 

 

Comparanda:

 

Kunstgewerbemuseum der Stadt Köln; Schmuck II (Koln, 1985) p.136, nos.208-209 (for Christ image); p.142, no.221 (ring shape)