EUROPEAN RELIQUARY CROSS 7th-10th CENTURY
Gilt bronze. 1 1/8” height. Of symmetrical form with the center expanded as a square. The beams with elongated triangular central incisions and further radials to the square. The back recessed for inclusion of a Holy Relic, such as a splinter of the true cross or hair of a saint. Professionally refurbished with the 24karat gold overlay restored, on a modern gilt neck chain for contemporary wear. Gift boxed with a certification of authenticity.