TWELVE BYZANTINE BRONZE CROSSES
circa 5th-10th century a.d.
Including a pendant cross with projecting knobs at the corners engraved with busts of four saints; a reliquary cross engraved with the Virgin Orans and Child flanked by two saints on the obverse, St. George on the reverse; a reliquary cross cast in relief with the Crucifixion on the obverse, with the Virgin and St. John at the ends of the crossarm, the Virgin Orans on the reverse surrounded by medallions with busts of the four evangelists; a reliquary cross cast in relief with the Virgin Orans on the obverse and the Crucifixion on the reverse; another similar; a pendant cross cast in relief with the Crucifixion surrounded by four medallions, busts of saints at the side, above and below with two figures in each medallion; a pendant cross with an orans; a cross cast in relief with the Virgin and Child surrounded by four medallions each with the bust of a saint; a pendant cross with flaring arms decorated with concentric circles; a pendant cross engraved with an orans; half of a reliquary cross engraved with five saints; and a small pendant cross with the Crucifixion on the obverse, an inscription on the reverse
2.15/16 in. (7.5 cm.) high for the first (12)