1920s Old Church Slavonic SINNER Ring
"Old Church Slavonic or Old Slavonic was the first Slavic literary language.
Historians credit the 9th-century Byzantine missionaries Saints Cyril and Methodius with standardizing the language and using it in translating the Bible and other Ancient Greek ecclesiastical texts as part of the Christianization of the Slavs. It is thought to have been based primarily on the dialect of the 9th-century Byzantine Slavs living in the Province of Thessalonica (in present-day Greece)."
It's a precursor to modern Russian, still used today in churches throughout the Slavic realms. Crafted in sterling silver.
Era: Early 20th century circa 1920
Ring size: 11.5 US or X UK/AUS
Width of band: 6.8mm
Marks: 925 stamp to the outer band, possibly Bulgarian
Condition: Great antique condition. Light wear consistent with age
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