A MEROVINGIAN GLASS AND GARNET GOLD FINGER RING circa 5th-6th century a.d. The hoop round in section, with collared shoulders joined to the diamond-shaped bezel, which is divided into quadrants and set with alternating squares of blue and green glass, the corners of the bezel terminating in roundels set with cabochon garnets
Gold filigree and beaded ring, the broad hoop supporting the square bezel set with an amethyst cameo bust of the Virgin Mary, veiled, hands raised in prayer, inscribed in Greek letters MR OY. (Mary Mother of God), facing front. The back is incised with a cross and the Greek letters IC XC (Jesus Christ) to each side of the upright. C. 1100.
c.600 - 800 A.D British Found Anglo Saxon Period Au Solid Gold & Red Garnet Ring Solid 22ct ( approx ) gold composition; Spherical blood red / pink colour garnet gem stone (3.0 mm dia); 18.5 mm internal ring dia; 22.0 mm bezel dia; 8.89 grams. Saxby's Coins; eBay item number: 141340738597
5th century, late Roman. Gold signet-ring composed of a square bezel with angled sides and a hoop constructed of seven small medallions between each of which are two small granules. On the bezel a confronted male and female bust, above them, a cross; the medallions are decorated with alternate male and female busts. in the field to left and right of each bust, a vegetal motif; traces of niello in each medallion.