BYZANTINE 'RELIQUARY' CROSS PENDANT COPPER-ALLOY, c.9th-10th Century # 145

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Seller: 123-sury (1,284) 100%, Location: sofia, sofia, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 283543194341 You are bidding on a Byzantine 'Reliquary' Cross Pendant Copper-alloy, c.9th-10th century A.D. A cruciform pendant constructed from a hollow-cast backplate with a covering frontplate. The upper and lower surfaces are decorated with raised roundels of varying sizes imitating gold granulation, with a central slit flanked by roundels in a cruciform arrangement. Inside has been placed a organic material, probably wood, perhaps taken from some holy object such as a saint's personal possession; the presence of a relic imbued the pendant with religious power.Unfortunately on this cross pendant the holy reliquiae is missing in time. Reference: cf. Platonov, M.S.Platar Katalog 2004, Kiev, 2004 p.224ff. Some earth deposits still remains, uncleaned and as found. Very fine condition with some minor damages.Excellent and RARE type cross !!! Measures:50/37 mm. Authenticity Guaranteed 100% Perfect for your collection!For more pictures and question mail me!Happy bidding and thank you for looking! ATTENTION: Dear Customers, you will receive exactly the same item which you see on the pictures, not similar or other.Please read the description carefully and review the photos. I send my items with registered mail only! Condition: Excellent condition for the years, Material: Bronze

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