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Roman/byzantine Christening or Baptism Ring, C. 2nd-6th  C.ad, Size 1/2
Roman/byzantine Christening or Baptism Ring, C. 2nd-6th  C.ad, Size 1/2
Roman/byzantine Christening or Baptism Ring, C. 2nd-6th  C.ad, Size 1/2
Roman/byzantine Christening or Baptism Ring, C. 2nd-6th  C.ad, Size 1/2

Roman/byzantine Christening or Baptism Ring, C. 2nd-6th C.ad, Size 1/2

J0048

Regular price $120.00 Sale

Gilt bronze, size about 1/2 which suggests a child of six months age or less. Slightly rounded face band, 1.9mm width flaring to the shoulders. Circular bezel with a central cross of triple line beams, surmounted by a saltire. The custom of baptizing infants originated in the second century with the evolution of the concept of Original Sin. Rings for infants were surely a luxury reserved for the noble class. Professionally refurbished with 24karat gold surface restored. See the reference image which shows the process. Gift boxed with certificate of authenticity. A wonderful gift for a modern Baptism! $9.95 shipping. 5 day return policy.