A Pair Of Byzantine Bronze Crosses, Circa 6th Century Ad For Sale
PRESENTING THIS WEEK A PREMIUM COLLECTION OF VIKING, EGYPTIAN AND ROMAN ANTIQUITIES, ANTIQUE VICTORIAN AND AMERICAN POCKET WATCHES, BEAUTIFUL ANTIQUE JADE ORNAMENTS AND OTHER UNIQUE COLLECTIBLES
BYZANTINE BRONZE PENDANT CROSSES CIRCA 6TH CENTURY AD, SCARCE EXAMPLE, FROM THE "BECKETT'S BLOOD" EXHIBITION AS SHOWN ON BBC TV
A scarce pair of original Byzantine crosses, circa 6th century AD
Overall good condition, pendant loops are no longer intact, age wear as shown
Byzantine crosses originated as early as the 4th century in Constantinople and represent a fusion of Roman, Greek and Christian imagery and style. Different designs developed over time, but the features of most Byzantine crosses differ from the simple straight cross with a single crossbar that is common in western Europe and areas it influenced
The Byzantine Empire (or Byzantium) was the direct continuation of the Roman Empire during Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages, centered on the capital of Constantinople. It is also referred to as the Eastern Roman Empire, primarily in the context of Late Antiquity, while the Western Roman Empire was still in existence. Both "Byzantine Empire" and "Eastern Roman Empire" are historiographical terms coined and applied in later centuries; its citizens continued to refer to their empire as the Roman Empire or Romania (Ῥωμανία) throughout its existence
While the Western Roman Empire fragmented and collapsed in the 5th century, the Eastern half continued to thrive, existing for an additional thousand years until it fell to the Ottoman Turks in 1453. During most of its existence, the empire was the most powerful economic, cultural, and military force in Europe
This beautiful original example, was exhibited as part of the 'Beckett's Blood Exhibition' shown at Canterbury and Kent Shown as part of a year-long public exhibition in Canterbury, telling the story of Thomas Beckett and the circumstances of his murder and of the pilgrimages to his shrine
The exhibition was also featured on BBC television
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Box is for display only and not part of the sale
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A Pair Of Byzantine Bronze Crosses, Circa 6th Century Ad: $24