BYZANTINE GILT RING C.8th-11th CENTURIES
C.8th-11th centuries, the period of pilgrimages leading up to the Crusades. Size 11. 20.4mm inner diameter. Band tapers from 10.4mm at the bezel to 3.9mm at the rear. Raised oval bezel with incised design flanked by curvilinear motifs on each side. Minor surface wear from burial. The Byzantine Empire with capitol in Constantinople, comprised Italy and the Eastern portion of the ancient Roman Empire around the Mediterranean, and Asia Minor. Professionally refurbished with the gold overlay restored for contemporary wear. Comes gift boxed with certification of authenticity.