29 April 2010,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 2,750
GBP 2,000 - GBP 3,000
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
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Formerly in the collection of a retired European dealer prior to 2000; sold Sotheby's New York, December 2003, lot 73.
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