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Signet Ring with "of Mark" in Greek


Description Provenance Credit
Description More than simply jewelry, signet rings were essential in the Early Byzantine period for sealing personal documents and validating wills and testaments. By the 6th century, most rings had a personal monogram, such as the block-letter format on this silver one that reads "of Mark".
Provenance G√ľnter Puhze, Freiburg, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1986, by purchase.
Credit Museum purchase, 1986

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Period
6th-7th century (Late Antique)
Medium
silver
(Gold, Silver & Jewelry)
Accession Number
57.2104
Measurements
H: 7/16 x W: 1 x D: 1 in. (1.2 x 2.6 x 2.6 cm)

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