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Byzantine Mystical Silver Ring with Lion carrying/eating a Bee, stars "Mixaha"

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Seller: bell*passato (200) 100%, Location: Europe, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 192038612082 Byzantine Mystical Silver Ring with Lion carrying/eating a Bee, stars "Mixaha" Absolutely outstanding and rare Byzantine most likely Christian and/or mystical silver ring. The ring consisting of a nearly round band ending in slightly wider shoulders and a pointed oval bezel. The bezel depicting a Lion holding in it's mouth a bee (?) flanked by two stars. The inscription on top "Mixaha" means Michael . The lion traditionally symbolises bravery, nobility, royalty, strength, stateliness, and valour, because historically it has been regarded as the king of beasts The animal designs in the heraldry of the high medieval period are a continuation of the animal style of the Viking Age, ultimately derived from the style of Scythian art as it developed from c. the 7th century BC. Symmetrically paired animals in particular find continuation from Migration Period art via Insular art to Romanesque art and heraldry.In ancient times the lion was spread throughout the Mediterranean. In Greek mythology, lion appear in different function: The Nemean lion was depicted as a man-eating beast to kill was one of the twelve labors of Hercules. In the story of Androcles, (fable of Aesop), pulls a runaway slave a lion a thorn from the paw; When he is later to be thrown to the lion, the beast knows him again, and refuses to kill the man. The winged lion is mentioned in the Bible (Daniel 7: 4) and in Christian iconography assigned to the evangelist Mark. The lion also played a role in many other ancient cultures. In Egypt pharaohs were portrayed as sphinxes, lions with human heads. In ancient Egypt "the lion was regarded as the form of the sun god; The lion was also assigned to the sun among the Sumerians and the Mithras cult. In the Old Testament of the Bible the lion is assigned to the tribe of Judah. It says: „Judah is a young lion; From the robbery my son, you have come up. He crouches, he is lying like a lion, and like a lioness. Who wants to disturb him? The Book of Genesis, chapter 49,9, Jacob's blessing upon his sons“ approx. 10-11. C. AD - weight 5.6 grams - size 18 mm , US approx 8, UK P , Origin Italy Worn ring with traces and scratches Silver partially roughened from long storing under earth or age. Inscription and engraving with abrasion Item is not finally cleaned preserving origin condition and patina. Material tested for silver. Absolutely wearable condition. © Condition: Worn ring with traces and scratches. Silver partially roughened from long storing under earth or age. Inscription and engraving with abrasion Item is not finally cleaned preserving origin condition and patina. Material tested for silver. Absolutely wearable condition., Type: Mystical Christian ring, Material: silver

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