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  • Object type

  • Museum number


  • Description

    Bronze finger-ring; plain hoop, broken; oval bezel set with red cabochon paste engraved in intaglio with Chi-Rho combined with anchor.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 3rdC-4thC
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Diameter: 17 millimetres (ring)
    • Height: 6 millimetres (paste)
    • Width: 10 millimetres (paste)
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        sacred monogram
      • Inscription Comment

        Combined with anchor.
  • Curator's comments

    Text from Dalton 1915, Catalogue of Engraved Gems:
    Hoop broken at the back.

    Published: DACL, Paris, 1924, col 830, no 120.

  • Bibliography

    • Spier 2007 132 bibliographic details
    • Dalton 1912 26 bibliographic details
    • Dalton 1901 29 bibliographic details
    • Dalton 1915 530 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display

  • Condition

    Hoop broken.

  • Subjects

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date


  • Department

    Britain, Europe and Prehistory

  • Registration number



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