Finger rings: from ancient to modern
Ashmolean Museum, 2003 - Antiques & Collectibles - 80 pages
For collectors, professional designers, gemologist s and social historians, rings are more than decorative ornament. Rings have been worn from the time of the Hitties. In this overview are over 150 signet rings, magic rings, etc.
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