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The hoop of this ring is divided into sections which are inscribed with niello letters. The conical bezel has a small pearl. The ring is worn and much of the niello is missing from the inscription.
M. Ross, Jewelry, Enamels and Art of the Migration Period, Catalogue of the Byzantine and Early Mediaeval Antiquities in the Dumbarton Oaks Collection, Vol. II, (Washington, DC, 1965), no. 120, pl. LXII.
Purchased by Mildred and Robert Woods Bliss from George Zacos (dealer) Istanbul, July 24, 1953.
Gift of Mildred and Robert Woods Bliss to Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection, Washington, D.C., 1953.
Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection, Byzantine Collection, Washington, D.C.