Magnificent Byzantine Reliquary Cross Large Byzantine reliquary.. Product #: AS-3391 Regular price: $1,600.00 $1,600.00 In Stock
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Magnificent Byzantine Reliquary Cross

Product Code: AS-3391
Height: 11.8CM

£1,600.00

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An unusually fine and good-sized Byzantine reliquary cross; formed in two halves with barrel-shaped suspension ring at the top; hinged at bottom for attachment; one side with the St. John the Apostle Οrans in the centre, his name written in Greek is inscribed above the figure as ΑΓΙΟ ΗΟΑΝΙC. Depicted on the reverse is the figure of Mary Οrans, again above her, written in Greek, is the inscription 'Mother of God', abbreviated from Μήτηρ (του) Θεοῦ to MH ΘΥ above.

Extremely Fine condition; complete and intact; with an even, dark green patination.

Circa 9th-11th century AD. 

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An unusually fine and good-sized Byzantine reliquary cross; formed in two halves with barrel-shaped suspension ring at the top; hinged at bottom for attachment; one side with the St. John the Apostle Οrans in the centre, his name written in Greek is inscribed above the figure as ΑΓΙΟ ΗΟΑΝΙC. Depicted on the reverse is the figure of Mary Οrans, again above her, written in Greek, is the inscription 'Mother of God', abbreviated from Μήτηρ (του) Θεοῦ to MH ΘΥ above.

Extremely Fine condition; complete and intact; with an even, dark green patination.

Circa 9th-11th century AD. 

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