A BYZANTINE GOLD RING, CIRCA 9TH/12TH CENTURY A.D. with convex hoop expanding into an ogive-shaped bezel engraved within a dentate border with a cross followed by four lines of Greek inscription translating, "Lord protect Pankration, Amen." Width 7/8 in. 2.2 cm.
Jug Date: late 1200s–early 1300s Geography: Made in Paris or its vicinity, France Culture: French Medium: Partially glazed earthenware Dimensions: Overall: 10 1/2 x 6 1/4 x 5 1/16 in. (26.7 x 15.9 x 12.9 cm)