Byzantine Chi-Rho Intaglio in Gold Ring
Antiquities - Byzantine
GBP (£) 1,800 - 2,400
EUR (€) 2,070 - 2,770
USD ($) 2,240 - 2,980
10th century AD
A silver plaque bearing a central chi-rho Christogram and surrounding legend ending '...VIVAS meaning 'live!', set into a later sympathetic gold ring with discoid bezel and D-section gold hoop with flared shoulders. 6.57 grams, 22mm overall, 18.23mm internal diameter (approximate size British P 1/2, USA 8, Europe 17.15, Japan 16) (1"). Very fine condition.
Property of a Sussex gentleman; acquired before 1990.
Monday 27th February 2017 :
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