ROMAN/BYZANTINE CHRISTENING OR BAPTISM RING, C. 2ND-6TH CENTURY AD, SIZE ½

$125.00

Gilt bronze, size about ½ which suggests a child of six months age or less. Slightly rounded face band, 1.9mm width flaring to the shoulders. Circular bezel with a central cross of triple line beams, surmounted by a saltire. The custom of baptizing infants originated in the second century with the evolution of the concept of Original Sin. Rings for infants were surely a luxury reserved for the noble class. Professionally refurbished with 24karat gold surface restored, gift boxed with certificate of authenticity. A wonderful gift for a modern Baptism!

Item ID: A8757

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ROMAN/BYZANTINE CHRISTENING OR BAPTISM RING, C. 2ND-6TH CENTURY AD, SIZE ½

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