Bruce and Kenneth Zuckerman, West Semitic Research/The Mouissaieff Collection, London

Menorah ring: This tiny, 24-karat gold ring, only one-quarter inch in diameter, was probably made for a newborn infant. It is the only example from its period—c. 5th century C.E.—of a gold ring with a depiction of the seven-branched menorah, which is reminiscent of the lamps that lit the Jerusalem Temple before it was destroyed in 70 C.E. However, a number of contemporaneous bronze and silver rings with menorah depictions have been found.