Location:Fort Lauderdale, Florida,
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Item:332580138972ca. 5th -3rd CENTURY A.D. BYZANTINE EMPIRE MAN'S PERSONAL SEAL SILVER SIGNET RINGMEN'S RING SIZE 5JEWELERY OF MYRIAD TYPES WERE WORN BY ALL CLASSES, NOT ONLY FOR AESTHETICS, BUT ALSO TO SHOW WEALTH AND SOCIAL STANDING. THE FACE OF THE RING IS ROUNDED AND FLAT. CROSS AT THE TOP, WITH TWO LINES OF ENGRAVED GREEK LETTERS FORMING A PERSONAL NAME.(ENGRAVED BACKWARDS FOR NEGATIVE SEAL IMPRESSION). THE NAME TRANSLATES TO:DIMETRYEORYIDIMETR IS POSSIBLY A DIMINUTIVE OF "DIMETRIUS"THE SHANK IS INCISED WITH ORNAMENT HALF WAY UP BOTH SIDES OF THE SHANK. THIS BEAUTIFUL BYZANTINE GREEK SIGNET RING IS A TESTAMENT TO PERSONAL STATUS CONSCIOUSNESS AND UTILITARIAN DESIGN, AS WELL AS BEING EVER MINDFUL OF THE IMPORTANCE OF CHRISTIANITY WITHIN THEIR SOCIETY. THE BYZANTINES ADORNED MANY EVERYDAY ITEMS WITH CHRISTIAN SYMBOLS AS A SIGN OF THEIR FAITH. THIS RING, A PERSONAL SEAL, PERHAPS BELONGED TO A MERCHANT OR BUREAUCRAT TO MAKE HIS STAMP.*HISTORICAL ARTIFACT IN EXCELLENT CONDITION BUT NOT RECOMMENDED FOR WEAR. TOTAL WEIGHT 8.2 GRAMSCOMES WITH CERTIFICATE OF AUTHENTICITY & ATTRIBUTION You can arrange pickup from our Fort Lauderdale storefront locationOur business hours are Monday - Friday 10:00am-5:00pm ESTPlease ask any questions with concerns before bidding / making a purchase.Florida Sales Tax applicable to invoice totals under $500 of non legal tender USA coins and currency.INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING & DELIVERYImport taxes and duties are NOT included in the item price or shipping charges. We cannot declare any package as a "gift", ”sample”etc.We now ship solely via USPS Priority Mail International or Fedex International foryour additional tracking and security and ensure delivery to customs.Delivery times could get delayed to as much as 4 weeks depending on customs conditions.It is the buyer's responsibility to check with your country's customs office todetermine what these additional costs (if any) will be prior to bidding or buying. These charges are normally collected by the delivering freight (shipping) company or when you pick the item up. They are not additional shipping charges by RareCoinCollector.Condition:PLEASE READ BELOW FOR MORE DETAILS AND HISTORY, Material:SILVER
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ca. 3rd -5th CENTURY AD SILVER BYZANTINE DIMETRIUS SIGNET SEAL RING SIZE 8