This is a stunning Byzantine gold (ancient gold were known to be almost pure gold) pendant from circa 10th to 12th century A.D. designed in form of a temple with a circular bright ruby in front and three crosses and ovals shown across. The pendant is also embellished by six hanging chains holding four different stones as ruby, pearl, jade, and garnet.
Byzantine art is the art of the eastern Roman empire, the Christian empire whose capital
was Constantinople (now known as Istanbul), which endured from circa 330 CE following
the Roman empire in the east, until it was conquered by the Turks circa 1450.
This antique eye-catching pendant from the Byzantine era measures 4 cm (1.57 inches) tall, 2 cm (0.78 inches) wide, and weighs 11.28 grams. It is indeed an exclusive addition to your antique jewelry collection.