Roman Key Ring with Inscription


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Surviving images of rings and their wearers offer a window into the personal values and beliefs of premodern peoples. Here, finger rings are paired with portraits in which rings play a prominent role in the imagery of personal identity. By considering who wore rings and why, we develop an appreciation of the meanings attached to these objects and the many contexts in which they appear from antiquity through the early modern period.

Roman Key Ring with Inscription, Gold, Byzantine

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