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Lot 0071
Eastern Mediterranean, ca. 8th to 10th century CE. Solid, 22+ karat gold in the form of an exquisite openwork cross with a large cabochon garnet in center and an ample suspension loop at top. A whopping 24.78 grams in gold weight. This accompanied by a matched pair of hair pendants with hinged loop in crescent shape. The pendants were actually worn in the hair with a bit of added perfume. Look closely and you'll see a Byzantine cross centrally depicted amidst the elaborate openwork. Combined weight of hair pendants 36.46 grams, total weight of both cross and pendants 61.24 grams. Stunning and wearable! Size: Cross 2-1/2"H; pendants each 2"L.

Provenance: Ex-private A. Green collection, United Kingdom, acquired prior to 1990.

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Intact with very minor dent to small section at lower end of cross. A superb example!

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22K Gold Byzantine Cross w/ Garnet + 2 Hair Pendants

Auction ended on Thu, Jun 11, 2015
Estimate $18,000 - $25,000
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