Byzantine Empire, circa 8th – 10th century AD
The gold bezel of the ring is shaped as a quatrefoil – an ancient symbol of good luck, health and fortune.
The original stone didn’t survive. The ring was recently set with a cabochon garnet.
The ring comes with a metal analysis report showing 90.73% average gold content (min. reading 89.01%, max. reading 91.60%)
with additions of copper 0.329%, silver 8.902%, zinc 0.115%, nickel (-) 0.073%.
Weight 11.63 grams
Ring size 7 1/2 (18 mm) sizable
Size of the garnet with bezel – 20 x 18 mm (13/16 x 3/4 in.)