Seller: zmuseumcollection (2) 100%, Location: Moscow, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 133133557404 Encolpion / Pectoracross / Amulet .Object type: Encolpion, Pectoral cross, Amulet Description: Encolpion or pectoral cross, made in the form of reliquary, which contained alleged fragments of the True Cross or relics of saints. Reliquary is hinged so its may be open to reveal the relic. OBVERSE: Stylized image of Jesus Christ (?); above, anthropomorphic stylized image of a human-bird; the top mount is decorated with two snake heads; clothes are decorated with inscriptions . REVERSE: A stylized image of a cross in the form of a sword of the Crusaders, stuck in the ground, two arrows converge in the center of the sword; to left, inscription; above, circle with inscription IC; to right inscription CH; beneath, circle with different images of animals, below, inscription; Culture/period: Byzantine (?), Old East Slavic (?);Date: 11thC-12thC (?); Found/Acquired: Caucasus, Russia;Materials: bronze;Dimensions: Length: 62 millimetres;Width: 40 millimetres;Height: 7 millimetres,Weight: 18,15 grammes. The authenticity of the item is unconditionally guaranteed. Feel free to ask me any question about this artifact if it has interested you.Thank you for your time!Best regards, Sergey Z.