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BYZANTINE GOLD CROSS,

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BYZANTINE GOLD CROSS,
Culture: Byzantine. Date: 5th - 7th Century A.D. Material: Gold. Weight: 1.2 grams. Condition: Intact, superb, wearable. Provenance: Ex: American private collection. Measurements: 1.1 inch (2.8 cms). Made of pure gold. The central part consists of an oval shaped disk connected to the four terminals. A very rare cross, as all other byzantine crosses are very rare and sell at high premiums in auctions. Cf: Lot 189, Christie's New York Ancient Jewelry auction, 6 December 2000, (est. $8,000 - $12,000), also lot 124, Christies New York Ancient Jewelry auction, 8 Decmber 2005,(about the same same size, est $3,000 - $5,000, realized $5,040), see also lot 662, Christie's New York Ancient Jewelry Auction, 13 December 2002 (almost the same size but with pink sapphire in the middle, est. $10,000 - $15,000), also lot 202, Christie's New York Ancient Jewelry Auction, 9 December 2004, est. $5,000 - $7,000, realized $8.963).


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