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Ring
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(δακτύλιος/daktýlios, ἀκαρές/akarés; Latin anulus). In the following, ring refers exclusively to finger rings (for earrings, see Ear ornaments). The rings in the Aegina and Thyreatis treasures from the beginning of the 2nd millennium BC already display outstanding technical command and high artistic quality. From the early Mycenaean period, gold wire and silver rings deserve note, along with the so-called shield rings, which developed into a leading form of Mycenaean jewellery. They take their nam…

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Hurschmann, Rolf (Hamburg), “Ring”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 16 September 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e1023370>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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