Antique Ottoman Islamic Silver Ring

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  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Feb 08, 2007
  • Channel: Auction House
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Silver Ottoman Islamic Ring !

You are bidding on a rare Antique Silver Ottoman Islamic ring with ornate islamic inscriptions on the silver behind the stone. The silver filigree work is impressive, adding to the mystery of this beautiful gem!

This beautifully decorated ancient ring is in excellent condition considering its age and conditions of discovery. The shank of this impressive ring is ornately decorated with a roped filigree design with a centered glass stone behind of which contains detailed islamic script upon silver.

Ancient rings, from those examples that have survived, prove to be a trove of imagination and variation. In ancient days, a ring distinguished an individual in ways that other forms of jewellery did not. Rings represented the language of social code and portrayed one's standing. Under the Empire, a ring was considered a privilege of military distinction (in Roman times) and of Betrothal or Promise (in the Byzantine to Medieval periods). During all of the ancient past, rings signified a position of dignity and at times represented the owner of the ring as if he were actually present (the seal ring).

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