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Early Byzantine Solid Gold Cross

set with Hellenistic Indo-Pakistani cabochon garnet intaglio of a stag

 

3rd - 2nd Centuries AD

 

Height: 3.5 cm.     (1 3/8 in.)

Width: 2.2 cm.     (0 7/8 in.)

 

 

 

ex: private European collection, 1970's - 1980's

 

Published: Antiquarium Ltd.; Ancient Treasures XIII (New York, 2015) p.35

 

cf. Gonosova, Anna & Christine Konoleon; Art of late Rome and Byzantium in the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (Richmond, 1994) p.112, no.38

 

 

 

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