LARGE BYZANTINE CROSS NECKLACE, 8TH-11TH CENTURY
Pilgrim and early Crusades period. Silvered bronze, just over 1 5/8” height with slightly flared form beams. The crossbeam slightly above the center. Plain front. The back recessed for inclusion of a holy relic. Made by the open face mold technique. Surface textured from burial. Professionally refurbished with the silver overlay restored and suspended from a Sterling silver neck chain. Gift boxed with certificate of authenticity.