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Lot 0453
Later 6th century AD. A substantial gold cruciform pendant with four hollow bottle-shaped arms, each with incised median line to front and back; to the obverse, a discoid plaque with central cell, four radiating pellet triangles, inset cabochon garnet; similar plaque to the reverse with single pellets; substantial ribbed loop above; gold ladder chain with ribbed tubular finials, hook and eye closure. Accompanied by an Art Loss Register certificate. Cf. Ross M.C. Catalogue of the Byzantine and Early Mediaeval Antiquities in the Dumbarton Oaks Collection, Volume 2: Jewelry, Enamels and Art of the Migration Period, Washington, 2005, item 179 (I). Supplied with a positive X-Ray Fluorescence analysis certificate. 60 grams total, pendant: 52mm, chain: 69cm (Pendant: 2, chain: 27 1/4"). From an important London collection, acquired in the 1970s.

Condition

Fine condition, lower arm bent.

Starting Bid

£7,000.00

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Byzantine Heavy Gold Pectoral Cross Pendant with Chain

Estimate £8,000 - £12,000May 27, 2015