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Byzantine - Signet Ring - Walters 572104 - View B

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More than simply jewelry, signet rings were essential in the Early Byzantine period for sealing personal documents and validating wills and testaments. By the 6th century, most rings had a personal monogram, such as the block-letter format on this silver one that reads "of Mark".

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1000 - 1450
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Walters Art Museum
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http://purl.org/thewalters/rights/standard

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