A book a lot of collectors have been waiting for!
This will fill a particular and significant gap in the literature and be especially welcomed by collectors.
A comprehensive guide to common finger rings between the
Bronze Age and post-medieval periods.
Included are over 450 pictures and descriptions of
frequently encountered types;
along with instructions for cleaning and conservation,
and a detailed glossary of relevant terms.
This book fills a conspicuous gap in research in English
into these precious mementos of times past.
Previous studies are mostly limited to “higher-end” rings
of precious metals and stones;
with little mention of pieces comprised of base metals and
low grade silver alloy.
These artifacts are being increasingly unearthed and sold
on international markets:
a recent tally of ancient, Roman, Byzantine and medieval
rings on ebay alone totaled almost 10,000 items!
This guide describes their composition, structure and
imagery; thus providing merchants, collectors and researchers
with an invaluable
reference on artifacts that, until now, have largely gone unexamined.
Ancient Rings: An Illustrated Collector’s Guide
Author: T.N. Pollio
Format: soft cover (7 x 10)
Bibliographic Info: 473 photos, glossary, notes,
Hard copies available from:
Or directly from the publisher, McFarland Books
Ebook now available from Google Play.