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Lot 0054
**Originally Listed At $300**

Near East, Byzantine Empire, ca. 9th to 11th century CE. A petite cast-bronze cross made for personal wear. The cross depicts Jesus Christ on the crucifix, arms outstretched and legs together, with a faded visage topped with a miniature cross. Two crescent moons flank either side of the small upper crucifix, and an integral tripartite suspension loop projects from the top of the piece. Beautiful emerald-green patina envelops the entire pendant. Size: 1" W x 1.9" H (2.5 cm x 4.8 cm).

Provenance: private East Coast, USA collection

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Age-commensurate surface wear and abrasions, slight bending to overall form, fading to some imagery, otherwise intact and very good. Light earthen deposits within suspension loop, and nice green patina throughout.

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Miniature 9th C. Byzantine Bronze Cross

Estimate $550 - $825Jul 30, 2018