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Large Byzantine base silver or bronze seal ring with Chi Rho cross!


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Ancient World: Roman: Pre AD 1000: Item # 1411582
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Attractive large bronze or base silver seal ring with the Chi Rho cross, Byzantine, likely 5th.-6th. century AD.

The ring with high shoulders and a round, trapezoid bezel engraved with the Chi Rho cross, possible functioning as a clerg seal.

The Chi Rho, also known as chrismon or sigla is one of the earliest forms of christogram, formed by superimposing the first two (capital) letters—chi and rho (ΧΡ)—of the Greek word ΧΡΙΣΤΟΣ (Christos) in such a way that the vertical stroke of the rho intersects the center of the chi.

Ringsize: ca. 20 mm.
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