BYZANTINE GOLD FIGURAL INTAGLIO RING Circa 6th-8th century AD. A gold finger ring comprising a flat hoop with filigree border and large lozengiform bezel; the edges scrolled with filigree wire edging enclosing twelve large granules and four cabochon garnets; the central feature a garnet intaglio set en cloison; the intaglio formed as a bearded male bust with decorated tunic flanked by a vexillum and orb-with-cross, and with a cross clechee above the head. Gold and garnet,
Byzantine pectoral cross with Holy Wood (about the century). Gold decorated with pearls, emeralds, rubies Museum of Fine Arts in Tbilisi (Georgia). Part once the treasure of the Catholic Church of the Monastery of Martvili.
A BYZANTINE GOLD AND GARNET PENDANT CROSS. Circa 600 A. The rounded arms each tapering toward the cruciform central element, each arm with a deeply engraved foliate motif, the central element with four bezel set garnets, a thick suspension loop above.