Louvre. Etienne Coche de la Ferte, Collection Helene Stathatos, Les Objects Byzantins et Post-Byzantins (1957), p. 16, figs. 3, 4.

Bearing a sacred edifice that may be the tomb of Jesus’ this Byzantine ring was found in Rome. The base of the bezel (the part that projects from the finger) on the ring is rectangular, perforated on the short sides by two arches. Four columns composed of gold granules support a pyramidal roof whose sides are decorated with applied gold granules (see detail). A triangle of gold granules protrudes from the sides of the pyramidal roof. The small knob on top of the roof, the granular columns and the structure of the hoop—all closely resemble the Jerusalem ring. This ring is dated to the sixth to eighth centuries.