M112 Byzantine reliquary Cross £360

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A bronze reliquary cross cast in two pieces and decorated to both sides with Christian figures and inscriptions.

The damaged side depicts Christ and the other side depicts Mary.

Byzantine, 9th to 13th Century AD

The two sides have separated due to the loss of the pin between the hinges, surface wear as seen in the photographs

Size: 8.7 x 4.7 cms

Ex. private collection, Dusseldorf, Germany; acquired in the late 20th Century