Ancient Byzantine Double- Sided Bronze Reliquary Cross Pendant
A Byzantine bronze enkolpion reliquary pendant with hinged suspension loop, with a low-relief Corpus Christi to one face and Virgin Mary figure in orans position to the reverse. Such crosses would have held secondary relics in them (pieces of Saint’s clothing, pieces of the True Cross, hair fragments etc), to offer protection to the wearer
Very Fine Condition, Complete & Intact
Date: C. 9th- 10th Century A.D.
Size: L: 6.2 cm X W:2.5 cm