Lot 478: Byzantine Figural Marriage Ring
December 6, 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: 5th century AD. A D-section bronze hoop with expanding ribbed shoulders, discoid plaque with raised rim enclosing a low-relief image of two robed figures facing each other. See Oman, C.C. Victoria and Albert Museum Catalogue of Rings, reprinted Ipswich, 1993, item 206 for type. 9.74 grams, 28mm overall, 22.95mm internal diameter (approximate size British Z+2 1/2, USA 13 3/4, Europe 32.01, Japan 30) (1"). From an import collection of finger rings; acquired late 1990s-2010.
Condition Report: Fine condition. A large wearable size.