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Ring of Leontios

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Ring of Leontios is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 1.
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Price: 88.5$147.50|$88.50
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Description

Our imposing statement ring has been modeled on a magnificent inscribed ring in The Met collection. The original Byzantine ring, probably made about 1000 A.D., belonged to Leontios of the province of Opsikion, in what is now northwestern Turkey.

The inscription reads: "Lord help Leontios, Patrician and Count of imperial Opsikion guarded by God." Patrikios and komes were Roman titles that shifted in meaning during the Byzantine period; it seems likely that Leontios was the governor of the province or a high-ranking general. Such an impressive gold ring was clearly available only to a member of the aristocracy.

Our imposing statement ring has been modeled on a magnificent inscribed ring in The Met collection. The original Byzantine ring, probably made about 1000 A.D., belonged to Leontios of the province of Opsikion, in what is now northwestern Turkey.

The inscription reads: "Lord help Leontios, Patrician and Count of imperial Opsikion guarded by God." Patrikios and komes were Roman titles that shifted in meaning during the Byzantine period; it seems likely that Leontios was the governor of the province or a high-ranking general. Such an impressive gold ring was clearly available only to a member of the aristocracy.

Details
  • Sterling silver with 18K gold overlay
  • 7/8'' diam.
  • Clean with a damp cloth and dry with a soft, clean cloth
  • Imported
Shipping & Returns
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Heavenly Statement Piece I collect and wear big chunky rings, and like to buy them as 'souvenirs' when I travel. I was thrilled to find this interesting and weighty piece, inscibed with a prayer in the Cloisters gift shop. It will no doubt transfer me back to my lovely visit there to to see Heavenly Bodies, as the ring itself is a beautiful example of "the Catholic Imagination".
Date published: 2018-09-28
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