Hello to everyone. I have been collecting ancient coins
for a quite some time, but these are my first two ancient rings I buy, so I can say I am almost clueless on the subject. They are both bought through a strict and reputable platform, while the seller offers life time certificate of authenticity and provenance
. The thing is that I, with my trained eyes on ancient coins
, I see them perfectly right, with my latest though realization that the silver one that was offered to me as byzantine
has the iconography from the late roman coins
with the two victories holding shield
. Could that mean that byzantine
is a mistake and it should be considered late roman
? Could a ring have iconography from a coin, or it could be considered iconography of that time that was applied to other things except coins, meaning something special for that period? And what is your overall opinion on both of them?
The rings description are: left - roman
2nd-3d century AD bronze ring with agate intaglio
, with some iron deposits.
right - Byzantine
10th-13th century silver ring, angels over altar