BYZANTINE CHILD'S RING C.500 AD SIZE 3 ¼
C.500 AD, the period immediately following the fall of the Roman Empire. Retaining Roman characteristic but compromised quality reflecting the cultural upheaval. Size 3 1/4. The circular top plate with a divided banded motif. These children's rings were often not worn in life but purchased for burial in a time when the mortality rate for children was staggering.