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Lot 1208: Byzantine Large Reliquary Cross Pendant

Antiquities: Day 2

by TimeLine Auctions

December 7, 2016

Harwich, United Kingdom

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Description: 8th-10th century AD. A large bronze reliquary cross pendant formed from two hinged plates with a recess to the inner face of each, cast suspension loop to the upper hinge; one face with ring-and-dot motifs and radiating lines forming a Maltese cross; the reverse with central ring-and-dot on a ropework field. See Khanenko, B. Antiquités Russes Croix et Images, Kiev, 1899 for discussion of types. 147 grams, 11cm (4 1/4"). Property of an Essex, UK collector; acquired London art market, 1960s-1980s. [No Reserve]

Condition Report: Fine condition.

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