Historical Archaeology

, Volume 44, Issue 2, pp 8–13 | Cite as

Reading the Rings: Decoding Iconographic (“Jesuit”) Rings

  • Carol I. Mason


Analysis of designs on iconographic rings has been hampered by a lack of information on sources in France for the rings themselves and limited contexts within which to interpret them. An examination of French rings and the possible meanings of designs in France open up new ways of thinking about the rings as tools for chronological analysis.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Carol I. Mason
    • 1
  1. 1.Dept. of AnthropologyLawrence UniversityAppletonUSA

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