Byzantine early Medieval Christian bronze reliquary cross: 10-12th century AD

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Seller: grimstonian (3,275) 100%, Location: West Sussex, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 233270916445 Byzantine early Medieval Christian bronze reliquary cross A complete Byzantine bronze reliquary cross, formed in two halves with suspension loop at the top and hinge at the bottom: One side engraved with the figure of Christ on the cross; reverse side with a saintly figure, arms raised; (images show two sides of same cross). Condition: Complete and intact, details a little worn. Height 5.2 cms (2 ins). Circa 10th-12th century AD. (such reliquaries were used to carry relics of Saints, Martyrs splinters of 'the true cross' and other religious relics). Byzantine early Medieval Christian bronze reliquary cross Click images to enlarge Description Byzantine early Medieval Christian bronze reliquary cross A complete Byzantine bronze reliquary cross, formed in two halves with suspension loop at the top and hinge at the bottom: One side engraved with the figure of Christ on the cross; reverse side with a saintly figure, arms raised; (images show two sides of same cross). Condition: Complete and intact, details a little worn. Height 5.2 cms (2 ins). Circa 10th-12th century AD. (such reliquaries were used to carry relics of Saints, Martyrs splinters of 'the true cross' and other religious relics). Provenance: This item is not a UK find and as such is not subject to the Portable Antiquities Scheme. From an important North West London collection; acquired in the late 1980s-early 1990s. Supplied with illustrated COA (code CJ892) Payment Payment by Paypal Shipping Proof of posting is obtained for all items (copy available on request). Items posted to UK: We will take responsibility for an adequate level of insurance. Countries outside UK: Items will be sent with insurance against loss in the post. If it is possible, we will also send with tracking, but not all countries have this possibility; if in doubt, you are welcome to check with us. Terms of Sale All items are guaranteed to be authentic, to date from the period stated, and to comply with the description provided, with no time restriction for return if not. We also offer a no-quibble refund if you are in any way unhappy with your purchase and it is returned in the same condition within 14 days. About Us We have been dealing in antiquities and items of archaeological interest since the early 1990s, and have sold thousands of items to collectors all over the World, including leading museums. TimesAncient is committed to the ethical purchase of all items of historical significance that we offer. We never knowingly engage in the purchase of objects who provenance or ownership history is deemed to be dubious. All ancient items offered for sale on our website are purchased from legitimate sources. These include old private collections, auction houses, legal finders and responsible dealers within the coin and ancient art market. Every item we sell is guaranteed to be authentic and to date from the period stated. Nothing beats the feeling of handling and owning an item created by humans in far-off history. Contact Us If you have any queries, please contact us using your eBay message board. Get images that make Supersized seem small.Tailor your auctions with Auctiva's Listing Templates! THE simple solution for eBay sellers. Track Page Views WithAuctiva's FREE Counter Condition: Byzantine early Medieval Christian bronze reliquary cross: 10-12th century AD, Type: Reliquary cross, Culture: Near Eastern, Colour: Bronze

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