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5217. **SOLD** An inscribed bronze Byzantine ring

 
 
 
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An inscribed bronze Byzantine ring

An inscription being the standard Byzantine invocational abbreviation 'Kyrie boethe' (Lord help...)

The supplication reading: Lord, help Ana,

+KER / OH(Theta) H / ANA �Lord help Ana�.

The word KYPIE is contracted KER ; often just KE

Band not complete but still wearable.

UK size M, USA size 6

Byzantine, circa 10th century; possibly a little earlier.

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Hi Bron,

Saw this nice ring. In fact, Kyrie is contracted KE. The letter R is a

form of beta. So it reads KE RO/HQH - Kyrie boethe or 'Lord, aid...'.

The swirl to the right might indicate that ANA is an abbreviation, for

Anastasios.

Regards

Gert.

Thanks Gert.

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Price: sold GBP

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