Silver signet ring, with "phaistos disc" design. The Disc of Phaistos is one of the most famous mysteries of archeology. It is a disc of fired clay from the Minoan Palace of Phaistos on the Greek island of Crete. It is most likely dating from about 1700 BC. The original disc is about 15 cm in diameter and covered on both sides with a spiral of stamped symbols. Its purpose and meaning remain disputed. The disc features 241 symbols which were apparently made by pressing pre-formed stamps into a disc of soft clay, in a clockwise sequence spiraling towards the disc’s center. Many of the different symbols represent everyday items, such as human figures, birds, fish, insects, plants, a boat, a shield, etc. Nobody has managed to decipher the code behind the disc’s signs. There are some theories that say that the disc is an ancient calendar or a cosmic map showing the position of stars in our galaxy.
❊ Material: Sterling silver, with 18k gold plated silver hoop on top ❊ Size : 12 mm coin