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LOT 0805

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GBP (£) 200 - 300
EUR (€) 230 - 340
USD ($) 250 - 370

Bid History: 5   |   Current bid: £250 (+bp*)

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Bid History: 5   |   Current bid: £250
BYZANTINE RELIQUARY CROSS PENDANT
10TH-12TH CENTURY A.D.
3 1/8 in. (34.4 grams, 79 mm).

A bronze enkolpion reliquary pendant with hinged body; suspension loop with ropework median panel, hollow body with obverse: nimbate Christ holding a book and legend 'ICXC / NHKA'; reverse: Mary Theotokos and infant Jesus and legend 'MΘΥ / ICXC'.

PROVENANCE:
Acquired in the late 1990s-2000.
Property of an East London gentleman.

LITERATURE:
Cf. Pitarakis, B., Les Croix-Reliquaires Pectorales Byzantines en Bronze, Bibliothèques des Cahiers Archéologiques - XVI, editions A. et J. Picard, Paris, 2006, items 155, 578, for type.

CONDITION