13 December 2002,
Price realised USD 4,780
USD 5,000 - USD 7,000
A BYZANTINE GOLD AND GARNET CROSS
Circa 5th-7th Century A.D.
One side set with a foil-backed garnet in each arm and a circular garnet in the center, the other side with an incised foliate pattern in each arm, a gold pin projecting from the underside upon which is threaded a hollow gold sphere and a pearl, a ribbed suspension loop above
15/16 in. (2.4 cm) long
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For a related example see no. 276 in Wamser and Zahlhaas, Röm und Byzanz.
Dutch Private Collection, acquired in the late 1970s
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