There is a carved seal of purple stone and a calligraphic niello design on the under side.
“bi’llah yathiq ‘ali”
which in English means “Ali puts his trust in God”. The second inscription around the bezel reads-
“al-‘izz al-da/’im wa al-i/qbal al/ al-baqa”
which in English translates to “Perpetual Glory, Prosperity, and Long-life.” The final inscription has not been translated. The ring was sold by Sotheby’s for 27,500 GBP.
This 12th-13th century ring of gold has a bezel decorated with two birds, inside a cartouche surrounded by arabesques and human figures holding up pseudo claw settings. The ring is 1.7 cm high. Sold by Christie’s for 2,115 GBP.
“Abu Bakr Musa”
who was the owner of the ring. The band of the ring has harpies and palmettes. It is 1.9 cm high. It was sold by Bonhams for 1,800 GBP.
This high stirrup ring is 9th-11th century silver, with a high raised bezel setting with an amethyst. There is a calligraphic kufic inscription which reads in English-
“Blessing to Hasan”
who is the owner of the ring. It is 3.8cm high. It had been passed in at Bonhams.