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LOT 0166

Estimate
GBP (£) 3,500 - 4,500
EUR (€) 3,970 - 5,110
USD ($) 4,440 - 5,710

Opening Bid
£3,150 (EUR 3,574; USD 3,999) (+bp*) Add to Watch list

Byzantine Gold Saint in Glass Pendant

10th-12th century AD

An aqua glass discoid pendant with folded suspension loop, gold foil bust of a saint(?) with robe and pectoral cross, processional cross to one side with central ring, capital 'Ͷ' to the other. 9.26 grams, 42mm (1 5/8"). Very fine condition. Extremely rare.

Provenance
From a private Belgian collection; previously part of a private collection formed in Germany in the 1990s.

Literature
See Wamser, L. Die Welt von Byzanz - Europas Östliches Erbe, München, 2004 for discussion; Whitehouse, D. Roman Glass in the Corning Museum of Glass, vol.2, New York, 2001 for technique.

Footnotes
The letter 'Ͷ' is properly Pamphylian Digamma, a variant of the standard archaic digamma 'Ϝ' used for sounds represented in English by 'w' and 'v'. It was called episēmon during the Byzantine era and was used as a numeral with the value of '6'. It was however easily confused with the Greek capital 'N' nu and was an orthographic variant.


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Auction Venue:
The May Fair Hotel London
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Viewing from noon Monday 27th May 2019
Champagne Reception: 6pm - 9pm

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