Description & Technical information

This ring has a bezel in the form of a floral calyx of six petals, which supports a hexagonal base and a collar ornamented with six gold pellets at the corners. The bezel joins the hoop by means of a decorative knop. The hoop, however, is a broad band decorated with an openwork floral scroll bordered on either side with beaded wire. The original gem of calcified glass is lost. 

Date:  6th-7th century
Period:  Middle Ages, 6th century, 7th century
Origin:  Byzantine
Medium: gold
Categories: Jewellery