EXCELLENT BYZANTINE STYLE SILVER GILTED CROSS ENCOLPION (11th c.)/INSCRIPTION

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Seller: Top-Rated Seller charmonas (806) 100%, Location: LIMASSOL, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 174271556902 0 0 1 257 1466 Μονὴ Λεκατσᾶ 12 3 1720 14.0 Normal 0 false false false EN-US JA X-NONE Dear Friends,I bought this cross as original byzantine (the seller was promoting it as such), but when I had it in hands it proved to be a copy,nevertheless a very well executed one in wearable condition! SO HERE'S FOR SALE A HANDMADE DECORATED PECTORAL DOUBLE CROSS(THE SO CALLED ENCOLPION)(the original of which dates back to ca 11th cent.) Obv.: The Mother of God in exergue and in orans posture, inscription over her head MΡ ΘΥ = Μήτηρ Θεοῦ (Mother of God), hemisphere decoratives in each of the 4 ends. Rev.: Greek inscription in cruciform shape and inside linear border, ECOTOKRACIΛ/ΠΟΡΟΔΕC, most possibly read asΕCΟ ΤΟ Κ(ΥΡΙΩ) RΑCΙΛ(ΕΙΩ)/ΠΟΡ(ΙCΜΟC) O ΔΕC(ΠΟΙΝΑ) = Ἔσο τῷ κυρίῳ Βασιλείῳ πορισμός, ὦ Δέσποινα (Be a help to mister Basileios, oh Queen [of the heavens]).Note: The owner of the original cross was named Basilios, and should be a byzantine officer or even a clergy (bishop?).Condition: Nera Extremely Fine, as in photos. Height (including loop) : 107 mm Width: 49 mm Please examine carefully the photos for condition! No reserve! No returns! IMPORTANT NOTIFICATION CONCERNING SHIPPING AND SHIPPING COSTS Dear customers,According to newer revision of shipping possibilities by Cyprus Post, it's now possible to ship by registered post (cost $8) to the following countries: USA, Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Denmark, Switzerland, Greece, Ireland, Spain, Italy, Luxembourg, United Kingdom, Norway, Hungary, Ukraine, Poland, Portugal, Sweden, Czech Republic and Finland. But it is to note that due to current partial restrictions there may be a delay in delivery. For the rest countries, the only possible way for time being is by DHL courier (cost $30). We wish to everybody good health and every blessing, awaiting better situations with the help of the Lord!All the best to you, CHARMONAS PLEASE NOTE: PAYMENT BY PAYPAL ONLY, AFTER 3-5 DAYS THE AUCTION HAS ENDED, OTHERWISE THE ITEM WILL BE RELISTED. SHIPPING AFTER PAYMENT CLEARING BY REGISTERED MAIL WITH TRACKING NO. MANY THANKS FOR LOOKING MY ITEM. PLEASE HAVE ALSO A LOOK ON THE REST I HAVE ON EBAY. Condition: Condition near Extremely Fine, exactly as in photos. Uncleaned with natural patina. Wearable as in very good state!, Provenance: Europe, Material: SILVER GILTED BRONZE

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