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Lot 0088
**Originally Listed At $250**

Near East / Holy Land, Byzantine Empire, ca. 8th to 12th century CE. A fine cast-bronze cross with flared termini decorated with pattern-molded motifs of concentric linear and circular forms. A small recess is presented in the center of the cross and was meant for displaying small precious stones or other bronze or copper medallions. An integral suspension loop on the top-most arm enables this cross to be worn as a pendant on a necklace. Size: 2.1" W x 3.5" H (5.3 cm x 8.9 cm).

Provenance: private East Coast, USA collection

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Slight bending to overall form, minor softening to some pattern-molded details, and small nicks to arms, body, and suspension loop, otherwise intact and very good. Light earthen deposits and nice green and brown patina throughout.

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Large Byzantine Bronze Cross

Estimate $500 - $750Feb 25, 2019