LARGE BYZANTINE CROSS NECKLACE, 8TH-11TH CENTURY
Pilgrim and early Crusades period and as carried by pilgrims and crusaders. Silvered bronze, just under 1 1/2” height with slightly flared form beams. The crossbeam above the center. Both sides with slightly flared medial depressions, the top on both sides with an expansion completing a curious stick figure Corpus Christi. Surface textured from burial. Professionally refurbished with the silver overlay restored and suspended from a Sterling silver mounted polished leather neck cord. Gift boxed with certificate of authenticity.