Byzantine Epigraphic Reliquary Cross
Circa 11th-12 century AD. A bifacial bronze reliquary cross pendant with hinge below and suspension loop above; on one face a central eight-pointed star with the text INKA horizontally and ISXS vertically; on the other face KVINOS horizontally and AGNOSAGNOS vertically. Bronze, 33 grams, 63 mm. UK art market, acquired prior to 2000.
Very fine condition, complete. Rare.