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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).
we have a wonderful example of Islamic art; a window into the past.
It is unfortunate that the "popular" jewellery of today is manufactured by production lines with no significance or importance. All too many jewellers of today suffer with such a lack of imagination forgetting that soulful individuals will accent their lives with their jewellery for many years.
This item is guaranteed to be authentic and as described. We are honest sellers who stand by our guarantee with a 100% refund. We believe in a fair (and enjoyable) auction experience.
A fine addition to your collection!
Item: Ancient Silver Ottoman Islamic Ring
Provenance: Archaeological find in the Balkans
Material: Silver (high grade), glass
Size (modern approximate): 9 US/19mm
Period: 1860AD-1890AD Ottoman/Islamic
Condition: Excellent; the glass has been polished to regain transparency, RING HAS BEEN CURSORY POLSIHED & CLEANED
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