Byzantine empire, circa 8 – 10th century AD
A hammered shank of the ring is attached to an oval bezel shaped as a stylized quatrefoil – an ancient symbol of good luck, health, and fortune. The ring is set with a carved garnet intaglio (seal) which incorporates a star and a crescent shaped element within a palm leaf border.
A very finely crafted high carat gold medieval ring.
Ring size 5.75 (16 mm)