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Ring Signs 

The Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium
Gary VikanGary Vikan

(or “characters”), a modern term applied to magical characters developed and popularized on Greco-Egyptian amuletic intaglio gemstones and perpetuated on Byz. amulets (5th–7th C.). So named for the tiny rings with which they terminate, ring signs are most frequently encountered in Byz. on ... ...

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