This ring is rummored to be a "poison ring", a ring with a small capsul of deadly poison hidden in a small compartment near, or under, the jewel. Rumor has it, the poison was to be used if the wearer was captured by Turkish soldiers during the occupation. This ring is missing the capsul and capsul compartment, but it is unclear if this is because it was used, or simply vanished over the years due to wear, tear, and movement.
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Ring, BARBATSULY, National Hellenic Museum, https://collections.nationalhellenicmuseum.org/Detail/objects/6818. Accessed 12/05/20.