Early Medieval Silvered Pilgrim Cross Pendant 10th -12th Century AD

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A silvered cross pendant with integral ribbed loop, expanding arms, the body decorated by dots on both sides. Cf. Pitarakis, B., Les Croix-Reliquaries Pectorales Byzantines en Bronze, Paris, 2006, items pp.374ff. 8 grams, 41mm (1 3/4″). Family UK collection, 1980s. UK art market. Property of a Surrey gentleman. The cross imitates the well known typology of pectoral crosses and encolpia whose surface is decorated by dots, a characteristic visible on the crosses from Anatolia especially in the period between 10th and 11th century AD.
Fine condition.

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Weight 8 g

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Auction started 03/12/2023 5:00 pm

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