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Byzantine 'True Cross' Pilgrim's Tokens

Antiquities - Groups and Miscellania


LOT 659

Estimate
GBP (£) 100 - 150
EUR (€) 110 - 170
USD ($) 140 - 210
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Price (+bp): £90 (EUR 101; USD 127)
BYZANTINE 'TRUE CROSS' PILGRIM'S TOKENS

Circa 9th-11th century AD. A pair of discoid ceramic tokens with one flat face and one impressed with a design comprising a tall cross flanked by two smaller human figures; the edge crimped and notched. Ceramic, 1.77 grams, 18.7 mm; 1.48 grams, 17.5 mm. [2]

Condition
Very fine condition,

Provenance
From an old English collection.

Footnotes
This type of token was allegedly made with some of the ashes of the True Cross.

Date
Friday 18th March 2011 at The Swedenborg Hall Antiquities & Coins

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Friday 18th March 2011 at The Swedenborg Hall Antiquities & Coins

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