A Byzantine Reliquary Cross with an image of the virgin Mary | Byzantine c. 1200 AD

This Byzantine bronze reliquary cross features a clear image of the Virgin Mary with her hands upraised and includes an old LAPADA dealer label. It is in very good condition but there is a slight blue tinge across the whole cross.

Date: Byzantine c. 1200 AD

Size: 67 mm x 31mm

Provenance: From the estate of a deceased London collector. The collector, who worked as a buyer for Fortnum and Mason, Piccadilly, London, built up a fine collection of coins and antiquities purchased from leading London dealers. Supplied with an old dealer label (a LAPADA member) describing the cross.

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