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#11301: MEDIEVAL (Byzantine) CHRISTIAN CROSS - 
900 to 1100 AD, Reliquary Type !!

BIG and HEAVY !!!!

Historical Context:  This item is a Medieval (Byzantine) CHRISTIAN CROSS. These are some of the most interesting and collectable artifacts from Medieval EUROPE. These crosses were fabricated between 700 and 900 AD primarily for Clergy and Monks, although commoners may have also wore these. When they were made, people believe these protected them from negative Magic Spells and disease.

Reliquary-types were made of two halves, front and back.  They are hinged together.  Medieval priests would typically place a prayer inside the hinged cavity. 

Front:  Christ with Saints around 
Back:  John the Baptist with Saints around 
Size:  3 5/8-inches (end-to-end)
Condition:  about Very Fine, Nice smooth olive green patina (coloring), 
Loops:  Top loop is intact

BUY NOW  $699 plus shipping

 

 

7010.JPG (58367 bytes) #7010: MEDIEVAL (Byzantine) CHRISTIAN CROSS - 
700 to 900 AD, Reliquary Type !!

BIG and HEAVY !!!!

Historical Context:  This item is a Medieval (Byzantine) CHRISTIAN CROSS. These are some of the most interesting and collectable artifacts from Medieval EUROPE. These crosses were fabricated between 700 and 900 AD primarily for Clergy and Monks, although commoners may have also wore these. When they were made, people believe these protected them from negative Magic Spells and disease.

Reliquary-types were made of two halves, front and back.  They are hinged together.  Medieval priests would typically place a prayer inside the hinged cavity. 

Front:  Virgin Mary with Christ child 
Back:  Saint
Size:  4 1/8-inches (end-to-end)
Condition:  about Very Fine, Nice smooth brown patina (coloring), 
Loops:  Top loops intact

SOLD  $769 plus shipping

 

#11708: MEDIEVAL (Byzantine) CHRISTIAN CROSS - 
900 to 1100 AD, Reliquary Type !!

Historical Context:  This item is a Medieval (Byzantine) CHRISTIAN CROSS. These are some of the most interesting and collectable artifacts from Medieval EUROPE. These crosses were fabricated between 700 and 900 AD primarily for Clergy and Monks, although commoners may have also wore these. When they were made, people believe these protected them from negative Magic Spells and disease.

Reliquary-types were made of two halves, front and back.  They are hinged together.  Medieval priests would typically place a prayer inside the hinged cavity. 

Front:  Christ
Back:  John the Baptist
Size:  1 7/8-inches (end-to-end)
Condition:  about Very Fine, Nice smooth olive green patina (coloring), 
Loops:  Top loops are intact

BUY NOW  $349 plus shipping

 

9360.JPG (60025 bytes) #9360: Early Byzantine CHRISTIAN CROSS - 
500 to 700 AD, Reliquary Type !!

BIG and HEAVY !!!!

Historical Context:  See above "Historical Context"

Reliquary-types were made of two halves, front and back.  They are hinged together.  Medieval priests would typically place a prayer inside the hinged cavity. 

Front:  Pock marks -  Wounds of Christ 
Back:  Pock marks -  Wounds of Christ 
Size:  95 mm (3 7/8-inches) end-to-end
Condition:  Very Fine, Nice smooth brown patina (coloring), 
Loops:  Top loops intact

SOLD  $749 plus shipping

 

 



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#11200: Early Byzantine CHRISTIAN CROSS - 
500 to 700 AD

VERY LARGE and HEAVY !!!!

Historical Context:  See above "Historical Context"

This is a very large cross with an open bottom meant to be mounted on a pole carried by the priest and be visible to the crowd. 

Front:  Pock marks -  Wounds of Christ 
Back:  Plain
Size:  165 mm (6 1/2 inches) end-to-end
Condition:  Very Fine, Nice smooth deepcolive green patina (coloring), 

SOLD  $995 plus shipping

 

   
  #11348: MEDIEVAL (Byzantine) CHRISTIAN CROSS - 
700 to 900 AD, Reliquary Type !!

SILVER !!!!

Historical Context:  See above "Historical Context"

Reliquary-types were made of two halves, front and back.  They are hinged together.  Medieval priests would typically place a prayer inside the hinged cavity. 

Front:  Jesus Christ 
Back:  Saint
Size:  48 mm (1 7/8-inches) end-to-end
Condition:  about Very Fine, Nice smooth brown patina (coloring), 
Loops:  Top loop intact, Unopened

BUY NOW  $629 plus shipping


 

#11064: MEDIEVAL (Byzantine) CHRISTIAN CROSS - 
700 to 900 AD, Reliquary Type (Front Half)!!

Historical Context:  See above "Historical Context"

Reliquary-types were made of two halves, front and back.  They are hinged together.  Medieval priests would typically place a prayer inside the hinged cavity. 

Front:  Jesus Christ 
Back:  Open
Size:  37 mm (1 1/2-inches) end-to-end
Condition:  about Very Fine, Nice smooth brown patina (coloring), 
Loops:  Top loop intact (almost worn through)

BUY NOW   $199  plus shipping

 


#11342: MEDIEVAL (Byzantine) CHRISTIAN CROSS - 
700 to 900 AD, Reliquary Type (Front Half)!!

Historical Context:  See above "Historical Context"

Reliquary-types were made of two halves, front and back.  They are hinged together.  Medieval priests would typically place a prayer inside the hinged cavity. 

Front:  Jesus Christ 
Back:  Open
Size:  42 mm (1 3/4-inches) end-to-end
Condition:  about Very Fine, Even brown patina (coloring), 
Loops:  All loops intact

BUY NOW   $199  plus shipping

 

 

#11347: MEDIEVAL (Byzantine) CHRISTIAN CROSS - 
700 to 900 AD, Reliquary Type (Front Half)!!

Historical Context:  See above "Historical Context"

Reliquary-types were made of two halves, front and back.  They are hinged together.  Medieval priests would typically place a prayer inside the hinged cavity. 

Front:  Jesus Christ 
Back:  Open
Size:  39 mm (1 5/8-inches) end-to-end
Condition:  about Very Fine, Nice smooth brown patina (coloring), 
Loops:  Loops Broken

BUY NOW   $139  plus shipping

 

 

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CELTIC CROSS  -  RARE Inverted Style !!!!

#7423: MEDIEVAL CELTIC CHRISTIAN CROSS - 
700 to 1100 AD, Loop InTact !!

Historical Context:  See above "Historical Context"

Front:  Circle Relief Pattern, representing "The Wounds of Christ"
Back:  smooth
Size:  2-inches (end-to-end)
Condition:  Very Fine, Excellent smooth black patina (coloring)
Loops:  Intact

 

SOLD  $199  plus shipping

 

 

#11210: MEDIEVAL (Byzantine) CHRISTIAN CROSS - 700 to 1,000 AD, Loop InTact !!
 

Historical Context:  See above "Historical Context"

Front:  Relief Pattern
Back:  smooth
Size:  31mm (1 1/4-inches) end-to-end
Condition:  Fine, Excellent smooth olive green patina (coloring), Bottom repaired
Loop:  Intact

 

BUY NOW   $79.95  plus shipping

 

#11063: MEDIEVAL (Byzantine) CHRISTIAN CROSS - 600 to 900 AD, Loop InTact !!

LARGE

Historical Context:  See above "Historical Context"

Front:  Relief Pattern
Back:  smooth
Size:  63mm (2 1/2-inches) end-to-end
Condition:  Fine, Excellent smooth olive green patina (coloring)
Loops:  Intact

 

BUY NOW   $219  plus shipping

 

#11709: MEDIEVAL (Byzantine) CHRISTIAN CROSS - 
700 to 900 AD, Reliquary Type (Front Half ONLY)!!

Historical Context:  See above "Historical Context"

Reliquary-types were made of two halves, front and back.  They are hinged together.  Medieval priests would typically place a prayer inside the hinged cavity. 

Front:  Jesus Christ, Saints above and on each side 
Back:  Open
Size:  82 mm (3 1/4-inches) end-to-end
Condition:  about Very Fine, Nice brown patina (coloring) 
Loops:  Top loop intact

BUY NOW   $299  plus shipping

 

 

#11710: MEDIEVAL (Byzantine) CHRISTIAN CROSS - 
700 to 900 AD, Reliquary Type (Front Half ONLY)!!

Historical Context:  See above "Historical Context"

Reliquary-types were made of two halves, front and back.  They are hinged together.  Medieval priests would typically place a prayer inside the hinged cavity. 

Front:  Jesus Christ, inscritpions at Jasus' hands
Back:  Open
Size:  65 mm (2 5/8-inches) end-to-end
Condition:  about Very Fine, Nice smooth brown patina (coloring), 
Loops:  Top loops intact

BUY NOW   $349  plus shipping

 

 

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#11344: MEDIEVAL (Byzantine) CHRISTIAN CROSS - 700 to 1100 AD, Loop InTact !!

Historical Context:  See above "Historical Context"

Front:  Christ, Raised Pattern
Back:  smooth
Size:  2-inches (end-to-end)
Condition:  Fine, Olive green patina (coloring), Some roughness
Loops:  Intact

 

SOLD  $169  plus shipping

 

9473.JPG (43864 bytes) #9473: MEDIEVAL (Byzantine) CHRISTIAN CROSS - 700 to 900 AD, Loop InTact !!

Historical Context:  See above "Historical Context"

Front:  Circular Relief Pattern
Back:  smooth
Size:  1 1/2-inches (end-to-end)
Condition:  Fine, Excellent smooth green patina (coloring)
Loops:  Intact (barely)

 

SOLD   $129  plus shipping

 

 

 

 

9972.JPG (67962 bytes) #9972: MEDIEVAL (Byzantine) CHRISTIAN CROSS - 500 to 700 AD, Loop InTact !!

Historical Context:  See above "Historical Context"

Front:  Smooth
Back:  smooth
Size:  1 1/4-inches (end-to-end)
Condition:  Fine, Excellent smooth green patina (coloring)
Loops:  Intact

         SOLD   $119  plus shipping

 

#11346: MEDIEVAL (Byzantine) CHRISTIAN CROSS - 500 to 700 AD, Loop InTact !!

Crude Style - Commoner Cross

Historical Context:  See above "Historical Context."

Front:  Circular Pocs, Representing the Wounds of Christ
Back:  smooth
Size:  1 3/8-inches (end-to-end)
Condition:  Fine, Excellent smooth brown patina (coloring)
Loops:  Intact

         SOLD  $79.95  plus shipping

 

 

#10255: MEDIEVAL (Byzantine) CHRISTIAN CROSS - 700 to 900 AD

Historical Context:  See above "Historical Context"

Front:  Jesus Christ, Arms Outsretched
Back:  smooth
Size:  1 5/8-inches (end-to-end)
Condition:  Fine, Excellent smooth olive green patina (coloring)
Loop:  Broken (almost Intact - worn through at one point)

         SOLD   $139  plus shipping

 

 

#10253: MEDIEVAL (Byzantine) CHRISTIAN CROSS - 700 to 900 AD, Loop InTact !!

Historical Context:  See above "Historical Context"

Front:  Jesus Christ, Arms Outsretched
Back:  smooth
Size:  1 3/8-inches (end-to-end)
Condition:  Fine, Excellent smooth olive green patina (coloring), Earthen highlights
Loop:  Intact

         SOLD   $199  plus shipping

 

 

#10256: MEDIEVAL (Byzantine) CHRISTIAN CROSS - 700 to 900 AD, Loop InTact !!

Historical Context:  See above "Historical Context"

Front:  Jesus Christ, Arms Outsretched
Back:  smooth
Size:  1 5/8-inches (end-to-end)
Condition:  Fine, Excellent smooth olive green patina (coloring)
Loop:  Intact

         SOLD   $199  plus shipping

 

 

#11345: MEDIEVAL (Byzantine) CHRISTIAN CROSS - 700 to 900 AD, Loop InTact !!

Historical Context:  See above "Historical Context"

Front:  Geometric Relief
Back:
  smooth
Size:  1 7/8-inches (end-to-end)
Condition:  Fine, Excellent smooth green/brown patina (coloring), Lower half has slight bend
Loops:  Intact

         SOLD   $169  plus shipping

 

 

 

 

9915.JPG (54435 bytes) #9915: MEDIEVAL (Byzantine) CHRISTIAN CROSS - 700 to 900 AD, Loop InTact !!

Historical Context:  See above "Historical Context"

Front:  Jesus Christ, Arms Outsretched
Back:  smooth
Size:  1 3/4-inches (end-to-end)
Condition:  Fine, Excellent smooth brown patina (coloring)
Loops:  Intact

        SOLD   $249  plus shipping

 

 

 

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#9654: Byzantine Period Oil Lamp - 6th to 8th Century AD, 
Christian Cross !!

Historical Context:  This OIL LAMP was fabricated by the ROMAION (Byzantine) EMPIRE (Remnants of the ROMAN EMPIRE) around the 6th century AD.  The Romaion Empire rose from the remnants of the ROMAN EMPIRE.  This empire based on its founding on EARLY CHRISTIANITY in CONSTANOPLE by the Roman Emperor Constantine the Great (around 320 AD). The OIL LAMP offered is used by a Romaion Family for evening light during early Medieval Times. The lamp was filled with olive oil and light at the smaller hole on the end of the lamp. The top of this lamp is nicely decorated with varied patterns. Please see the picture. 

Attribution:  BYZANTINE OIL LAMP, 6th to 8th Century AD:   This lamp is teracotta ceramic and measures about 115mm (4 1/2) inches end-to-end. This lamp is in excellent condition and is "INTACT."

Note Christian Cross (Cross Potent) just "above" flame hole in picture.

SOLD  $89.95 plus shipping

 

  #10904: Byzantine Period Oil Lamp - 6th to 8th Century AD, 

Historical Context:  See above

Attribution:  BYZANTINE OIL LAMP, 6th to 8th Century AD:   This lamp is teracotta ceramic and measures about 105mm (4 1/8) inches end-to-end. This lamp is in excellent condition, however, the tip has been repaired.

 

SOLD  $39.95 plus shipping

 

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#9347: Early Byzantine Period Oil Lamp - 5th to 6th Century AD,
Roman-like Style 

Historical Context:  See above

Attribution:  BYZANTINE OIL LAMP, 5th to 6th Century AD:   This lamp is teracotta ceramic and measures about 72mm (2 7/8) inches diameter. This lamp is in excellent condition and is "INTACT."

 

   SOLD  $89.95 plus shipping

 

   

 

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#6805: Early Medieval (Byzantine) Oil Lamp - 6th to 8th Century AD, MUST SEE !!

Historical Context:  This OIL LAMP was fabricated by the ROMAION (Byzantine) EMPIRE (Remnants of the ROMAN EMPIRE) around the 6th century AD.  The Romaion Empire rose from the remnants of the ROMAN EMPIRE.  This empire based on its founding on EARLY CHRISTIANITY in CONSTANOPLE by the Roman Emperor Constantine the Great (around 320 AD). The OIL LAMP offered is used by a Romaion Family for evening light during early Medieval Times. The lamp was filled with olive oil and light at the smaller hole on the end of the lamp. The top of this lamp is nicely decorated with varied patterns. Please see the picture. 

Attribution:  BYZANTINE OIL LAMP, 6th - 8th Century AD:   This lamp is teracotta ceramic and measures about 3 inches end-to-end. This lamp is in excellent condition and is "INTACT."

SOLD   $89.95 plus shipping

 

 

9653.JPG (39807 bytes) #9653: Early Medieval (Byzantine) Oil Lamp - 6th to 8th Century AD, MUST SEE !!

Attribution:  BYZANTINE OIL LAMP, 6th - 8th Century AD:   This lamp is teracotta ceramic and measures about 3 inches end-to-end. This lamp is in excellent condition and is "INTACT."

SOLD   $69.95 plus shipping

 

 

 

 

 

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#9369: Early Medieval (Byzantine) Oil Lamp - 5th to 6th Century AD, BOLD CHRISTIAN CROSS !!

Historical Context:  See above 

Attribution:  BYZANTINE OIL LAMP, 6th - 7th Century AD:   This lamp is teracotta ceramic and measures about 110mm (about 4 1/4 inches) end-to-end. This lamp is in excellent condition and is "INTACT."

SOLD  $99.95 plus shipping

 

 

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#4191: Crusader-Era Oil Lamp - 8th to 12th Century AD
BIG and HEAVY

Historical Context:  See above 

Attribution:  CRUSADER-ERA OIL LAMP, 8th - 12th Century AD:   This lamp is teracotta ceramic and measures about 105 (about 4 1/4 inches) end-to-end. This lamp is in excellent condition and is "INTACT."

SOLD   $89.95 plus shipping

 

 

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#9354: Umayyad Oil Lamp - 7th Century AD
Large Lamp

Historical Context:  See above 

Attribution:  Umayyad Oil Lamp, 7th Century AD:   This lamp is teracotta ceramic and measures about 110 (about 4 1/4 inches) end-to-end. This lamp is in excellent condition and is "INTACT."

SOLD   $79.95 plus shipping

 

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#5079: Medieval Arrowhead - 500 to 900 AD, Trilobe-type Blade !!  Great Shape !!  Very Collectable !!

Historical Context: This arrowhead was manufactured by the  BYZANTINE EMPIRE 500 to 900 AD.  

This arrowhead is BRONZE and measures about 17 mm (5/8- inches) long.

SOLD  $24.95 plus shipping

 

#10940: Medieval Ring - 500 to 900 AD, Colored filled Insets
Great Shape !!  Very Collectable !!

 

Size:  Ring Size 8 (about 18 mm inside diameter)
Condition:     This ring is in excellent condition and is "INTACT."

SOLD  $119 plus shipping

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#6299: **LEAD** MEDIEVAL (Byzantine) CHRISTIAN CROSS - 900 to 1,200 AD, Intact !!

Historical Context:  See above "Historical Context"

Front:  Raised Edge, Ornate design
Back:  Smooth
Size:  2-inches (end-to-end)
Condition:  Very Fine, Nice smooth smooth yellow-brown patina (coloring)
Loops:  None - Has side prongs

 

BUY NOW  $139  plus shipping

 

 

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#6300: **LEAD** MEDIEVAL (Byzantine) CHRISTIAN CROSS -  900 to 1,200 AD, Loop Intact !!

Historical Context:  See above "Historical Context"

Front:  Raised Edge, Ornate Loop
Back:  Smooth
Size:  2-inches (end-to-end)
Condition:  Very Fine, Nice smooth yellow-brown patina (coloring) 
Loops:  Intact

 

SOLD  $139  plus shipping

 

 

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#5213: MEDIEVAL (Byzantine) CHRISTIAN CROSS - 700 to 900 AD, HIGH RELIEF  Design, Smooth Brown Patina (Coloring) !! 
RELIQUARY TYPE !!  Loops Intact !!

Historical Context:  See above "Historical Context"

Reliquary-types were made of two halves, front and back.  They are hinged together.  Medieval priests would typically place a prayer inside the hinged cavity. 

Front:  Jesus Christ 
Back:  not included
Size:  1 3/4-inches (end-to-end)
Condition:  about Fine, Nice smooth brown patina (coloring), 
Loops:  Top loops not intact

 

BUY NOW $139 plus shipping

 

   

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