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.
Metal analysis report: 90.73% gold, 0.329% copper, 8.902% silver, zinc 0.115%.
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.)