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Sale 86

The Manuscripts, Collectibles & Space Auction


Byzantine
 
 
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Lot 1464
Two Islamic Glass Flasks, ca. 5th - 8th Century AD. The first has a flattened oval body and tiny neck, entirely covered with a lovely silver-blue iridescence. Intact. Measures: 5 cm tall. The second is a mold green glass with horizontal indentations and a cylindrical neck, having substantial iridescence. Neck has been broken and repaired. Measures: 10 cm.
Estimated Value $125 - 150.
Maple Drive Collection, 1983 - 1989.

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Realized
$60
Lot 1465
Byzantine Gold Cross, 6th-8th Century AD. Consists of an oval shaped disk in the center on both sides with four terminating conical crossbars; gold disks at the end of both side arms, with the bottom disk missing. Loop attached to top for suspension.Wearable. Measures: 30 X 19.5 mm. Weighs: 2.2 gm.
Estimated Value $500 - 700.
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Realized
$690
Lot 1466
Byzantine Gold Earring, ca. 6th Century AD. A suspended ring gold earring with granulation forming a bunch of grapes with hanging vine for bead attachment. Measures: 47 X 23 mm. Weighs: 5.2 gm.
Estimated Value $400 - 500.
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Lot 1467
Byzantine Gold Cross, 6th-8th Century AD. Consists of an oval shaped disk in the center on the back side and a granulation soldered to the front with terminating conical crossbars. Loop attached to top for suspension. Wearable. Measures: 24 X 12.5 mm. Weighs: 1.8 gm.
Estimated Value $300 - 400.
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Realized
$630
Lot 1468
Byzantine Gold Signet Ring, ca. 6th-9th Century AD. A simple gold Byzantine ring with a circular blank disk that acts like a type of signet ring, without any engraving. Ring size: 6.25. Weighs: 4.3 gm.
Estimated Value $300 - 400.
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Realized
$425
Lot 1469
Bronze Christogram Wreath, ca. 6th Century AD. A finely cast Byzantine circular bronze wreath formed with 16 interlocking flower heads tied with six knobbed projections and an upper and lower circular loop. The flowered wreath surrounds two primary early Christian monograms Chi Rho "XP" (XPISTOS) and Alpha to Omega, combined into a single monogram. The wreath was the connecting link between a large candelabra and it's supporting chain. An early example of this compound Christian monogram. Measures: 10 X 10 cm.
Estimated Value $300 - 400.
Ex Collection of J. Haudy, Boston, 1967-1968.

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Realized
$504
Lot 1470
Byzantine Amber Engraved Signet, ca. 6th- 7th Centuries AD. An amber colored glass oval gemstone engraved with an Archangel standing left; holding, a cross staff. Cf. Ross, p. 97, 117. Measures: 21 X 17 mm.
Estimated Value $200 - 250.
Ex Sternberg, Zurich, Auction XXIII, 20 November 1989, Lot number 353.

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Realized
$240
Lot 1471
Bronze Bread Stamp, ca. 5th-6th Century AD. An early Christian bronze bread stamp, slipper shaped with working bronze ring- handle; inscribed "ΣXT ", possibly for "ΣOTEP XPIΣTOΣ TON" =[Christ our Savior]. In choice condition. Measures: 6.5 X 2 cm.
Estimated Value $250 - 295.
Ex Sternberg Auction XXIII, Zurich, 20 November 1989, Lot # 3.

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Realized
$228
Lot 1472
Ornate Byzantine Silver Communion Spoon, ca. 6th-12th century AD. A Byzantine silver communion spoon, bearing an inscription "E+-I ROM…" on the handle and a monogram on the silver circle whichconnects the handle to the bowl. Partial inscription and monogram on other side. The handle terminates in a conical decoration tapering to a point. Entirely intact. Measures: 21 X 3 X 2.5 cm; Weighs: 18.4 g.
Estimated Value $300 - 400.
Ex Sotheby Antiquities, London 29 June, 1970, Lot 159.

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Realized
$400






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