Rare Russian Coral Ring with Cyrillic Dedication, circa 1910
From the Romanov era, period of tsar Nicholas II, this rare silver ring is bezel set with an orange coral from the Black Sea. The coral measures approximately 12 x 8 x 5 mm (l x w x h) of a fine quality and uniform colour. The shank is inscribed with a dedication to Saint Barbara in Old Church Slavonic.
Size 5 ¾
The inscription refers to Great Martyr Saint Barbara, a 3rd century patron saint of armorers, mathematicians and those that work with explosives.