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Item:401682313590EXTREMELY RARE LATE ROMAN / early BYZANTINE GOLD CROSS, about 5th-6th century AD. The box cross with indented squared arms, granulated sheet gold over solid core ornamented with granulated Omega symbols within circular filigrees, an original green glass setting at the center in a high cylindrical bezel. Heavy suspension loop with granulated edges at top, the reverse decorated with chased crosses and dots within a dot border along the arms. Dimensions centimeters 4.5 x 3. Weight grams 10. A similar example sold at Bonhams Sale 16777 - Antiquities, 29 Apr 2009 (Dec. 97, lot 210) for 30,000 GBP! Missing omega, with the ground around and internal box professionaly restored with museum wax; some horn silver deposits at tip of left arm. 100% AUTHENTIC, no a later production! The item will be shipped by USA, where it is located. Write me please for any further question, I remain at your disposal.Material:Gold
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Extremely rare late roman / byzantine orthodox gold cross, about 5th century AD.