STUNNING BYZANTINE FILIGREE CROSS, 5TH-8TH CENTURY AD
Silvered bronze, about 1 1/8” height plus the suspension loop. The cross beam centered and each beam flanked by arches forming an oval. The beam terminals with pellet triangles, precursors of the Jerusalem cross. Silvered bronze with the silver surface restored on a Sterling silver neck chain for modern wear. Jewelry gift boxed with certificate of authenticity. Filagree Byzantine crosses are widely produced for modern jewelry based on rare survivors in museum collections. This is the only example we have encountered in private hands.