Periods: Byzantine

Byzantine Bracelet with Grapevine Pattern

Bracelet with Grapevine Pattern Date: late 6th–early 7th century Geography: Made in possibly Constantinople Culture: Byzantine Medium: Gold - sheet, rod; engraved; wire - plain, beaded; granulation; strip - triangular sectioned. Dimensions: Overall: 2 1/4 x 1 7/16 x 2 5/16 in. (5.7 x 3.7 x 5.9 cm) Wt: 74g strap: 7/8 x 5 1/2 in. (2.3 x 14 cm) Classification: … [Read more...]

Byzantine Bronze Ring

As they say, one man's trash is another man's treasure. An archaeological investigation into Byzantine-era refuse pits revealed the truth behind this adage after researchers discovered an astonishing number of artifacts buried in pits on the Israeli central coast, according to a press release from the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA). The largest of the pits … [Read more...]

Byzantine Garnet Ring

Gold and garnet ring, circa 5th-7th centuries. This type of ring could be produced by a barbaric jeweller (Goth?) or by a Byzantine workshop for barbaric customers. (auto-translation) Source link … [Read more...]

Byzantine Gold Earrings

6th–7th century, Byzantine. Gold, sapphire, pearl. These elegant earrings are decorated with pearls, a favorite jewel of the Byzantines. Sapphires, then called hyakinthoi (hyacinths), became popular in Byzantine jewelry in the sixth century. Source link … [Read more...]