Late Empire to the Early medieval period, the period of the growth of Christianity. Size 5 ½, oval form with the Roman nub at the bottom of the 3.5mm band. Raised stepped oval bezel with four transverse stippled bands flanked by hatched field. Intricately and elaborately engraved. Undoubtedly with significance, probably supernatural, at the time now lost. The fall of the Roman Empire and the onset of the “Dark Ages” brought a mixture of old Roman mythology mixed with Christianity. Many areas were so remote that legends and even specific words were restricted to those areas only. Thus the meaning of these very specific graphics may have been limited to fewer than a hundred people originally, and less later. Professionally refurbished with the silver surface restored with a certificate of authenticity.