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LOT 1195

Estimate
GBP (£) 3,500 - 5,000
EUR (€) 4,140 - 5,920
USD ($) 4,450 - 6,360

BYZANTINE LARGE GOLD CROSS PENDANT WITH GARNETS
8TH-10TH CENTURY AD
3 1/4" (15 grams, 82 mm).

A cross pendant, formed from sheet gold around a central base metal core; the arms with ribbed surfaces; to the centre of each an applied gold double scroll motif; a cabochon-cut garnet to the central junction and to the end of each arm (one missing); applied loop for suspension; to the reverse, applied single scrolls radiating from a central raised ellipse; with a leather presentation box marked "FM P. Curzon".

PROVENANCE:
From an important Mayfair, London, UK collection.

CONDITION