• Antiquities auction at Christies

    Sale 5487

    Antiquities

    29 April 2010, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 149

    A BYZANTINE GILT BRONZE WEIGHT

    CIRCA 5TH-6TH CENTURY A.D.

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A BYZANTINE GILT BRONZE WEIGHT
    CIRCA 5TH-6TH CENTURY A.D.
    Engraved on one side with the bust of an empress, wearing pendant earrings and a high diadem, flanked by crosses, the letters kappa and nu in the field
    1¼ in. (3.1 cm.) high


    Contact Client Service
    • info@christies.com

    • New York +1 212 636 2000

    • London +44 (0)20 7839 9060

    • Hong Kong +852 2760 1766

    • Shanghai +86 21 6355 1766

    Contact the department

    Special Notice

    VAT rate of 5% is payable on hammer price and at 17.5% on the buyer's premium.


    Provenance

    Formerly in the collection of a retired European dealer prior to 2000; sold Sotheby's New York, December 2003, lot 73.