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LOT 1755

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GBP (£) 60 - 80
EUR (€) 72 - 96
USD ($) 78 - 104

Bid History: 2   |   Current bid: £3

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Bid History: 2   |   Current bid: £3

Byzantine Gilt Mounts with Saints

8th-10th century AD

A mixed group comprising: two discs of gilt sheet metal over a base metal core, each with repoussé facing crowned and bearded bust, pierced at the edges; a gilt-bronze discoid plaque with two facing busts flanking a patriarchal cross, legend to the border, pierced for attachment. 3.93 grams total, 18-20mm (3/4"). Fine condition. [3, No Reserve]

Provenance
Property of an East London gentleman; previously in a European collection; acquired in the 1990s.