FINE BYZANTINE RELIQUARY CROSS
Gilt bronze. 9th-11th century. 1 5/8” height, trefoil beam terminals with raised cross beam. Boldly executed Corpus Christi in high relief. The back recessed for a sacred relic. Good quaint medieval character. Surface textured from burial professionally refurbished with the silver overlay restored. On modern sterling silver neck chain, gift boxed with certification of authenticity.