Catalogue of the finger rings, early Christian, Byzantine, by O. M. Dalton

By O. M. Dalton

Каталог раннехристианских, византийских, тевтонских, средневековых и более поздних перстней, завещанных сэром Огустом Волластон Фрэнксом.

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His consecration. assumption that any of the existing 'papal rings' were used for this purpose Cavaliere G. Zippel states that during the certainly requires confirmation. pontificate of Paul II. at any the accounts of the rate, Camera Apostolica have no There is a wellto rings of this type. 3 sent a ring as a sign of investiture, but the entries of disbursements in relation known instance in which a Pope date was earlier than that of the papal ring and the intrinsic value of the gift far This was when Pope Hadrian recognized Henry II of England as King greater.

For the ring of St. Arnulph of Metz see above, p. xx. Caeterum amilus episcopalis ex auro puro solide conflatus constat, cum gemma pretiosiori qua nihil sculpti esse debet (H. Leclercq in Cabrol, col. 2185 ; Archaeologia, xxxvi, p. 397). INTRODUCTION XXXVI first mention of this usage being in a letter of Hincmar (845-52),' but seems to have been also worn on the first finger of that hand, for which use various reasons have been alleged, one that this first finger was known to the Romans as the Index Salntaris, and was the finger raised in commanding hand, the later it silence.

As already noted (p. xx), the signet of Ebregisilus had an intaglio representing St. Paul the Hermit (Smith and Cheetham, Dictionary of Christian Antiquities, col. 1804). 6 C INTRODUCTION XXX 1 commonly engraved a name, 2 antique intaglio in the ring. FIG. 7. possession or set an monogram, or device upon a metal bezel, the of duration the Empire, Byzantine Throughout PORTRAIT OF THE MARQUIS OF WINCHESTER of the Society of Antiquaries (d. 1572), in the of London, showing armorial signet. 1 were, however, occasionally cut on gems, as in the already-cited case of whose ring was set with a vernans lapis.

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