Lot 1186: Byzantine Gold Cross Pendant
December 7, 2016
Harwich, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: 6th-7th century AD. A gold cross with tubular arms, central shield with granulated bead border framing a garnet; suspension ring decorated with interlaced wire pattern. 5.58 grams, 55mm (2 1/4"). From an important London collection, acquired in the 1990s. The stone was examined in detail by Dr. Bonewitz who observed: 'Minor chip to garnet but otherwise good transparency and colour.'
Condition Report: Fine condition, restored