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8763. HALF OF A LARGER BYZANTINE RELIQUARY CROSS, ca. 10th-12th century. The cross with Christ crucified, IC XC NIKA inscribed below his arms, a smaller cross in his halo and another above the top of the large cross, two saints with halos beyond his outstretched hands. 2.2 x 2.8 inches. Superb flawless glossy forest green patina overall.

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6906. A BYZANTINE JUG, ca. 5th-10th century AD. The piriform jug with small pouring spout and ridged sides and base. 5.4 inches. Intact excellent condition.

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6907. A BYZANTINE JUG, ca. 5th-10th century AD. The conical jug with small neck and ridged sides and base. 5.3 inches. Intact excellent condition.

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7428. BYZANTINE MOLAR FLASK, c. 5th-7th century AD. The vessel of opaque blue-black glass with numerous wheel cuts. 2 inches. Chips and repaired at waist. Provenance: The collection of a prominent Egyptologist by descent assembled in the early part of the 20th century and brought to the US in 1954 with the family.

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7421. LATE ROMAN BYZANTINE GLASS BEAKER, c. 3th-5th century AD. Pale green glass with everted rim and wide foot, the surface with considerable muted iridescence. 4.5 inches tall. Intact. A rare type. Provenance: The collection of a prominent Egyptologist by descent assembled in the early part of the 20th century and brought to the US in 1954 with the family.

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7424. BYZANTINE BLACK GLASS BOTTLE, c. 4th-6th century AD. The vessel of thick opaque black-green glass with bulbous body, tall neck with rolled rim. 2.25 inches. Areas of surface lamination. Rare type. Provenance: The collection of a prominent Egyptologist by descent assembled in the early part of the 20th century and brought to the US in 1954 with the family.

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7425. BYZANTINE SQUARE GLASS BOTTLE, c. 4th-6th century AD. The vessel of thick transparent green glass with pinched rim. 2 inches. Interesting surface laminations with iridescence. Provenance: The collection of a prominent Egyptologist by descent assembled in the early part of the 20th century and brought to the US in 1954 with the family.

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9117. BYZANTINE MOLDED GLASS BOWL, ca. 5th-8th century AD. The large thin-walled bowl with flat base and high sloping rim. 2.5 x 6.75 inches. Professional repair. Rare.

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8767. A RARE BYZANTINE MOLD BLOWN BOWL, ca. 6th-7th cent. The exterior surface with impressed petal design on base, 8 spirals on the side, pontil mark. Clear glass with sooty deposits. Professional repair. 6.5". Very Rare! Better than image shows.

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7419. BYZANTINE GLASS PILGRIM BOTTLE, c. 4th-6th century AD. Flattened oval vessel with wide neck and twin small handles (one broken). Would likely to have been used to carry holy water. 2 x 2.75 inches. Scarce. Provenance: The collection of a prominent Egyptologist by descent assembled in the early part of the 20th century and brought to the US in 1954 with the family.

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THE MOTHER OF GOD

8321. A RARE BYZANTINE MULTIPLE WICK LITURGICAL LAMP WITH INSCRIPTION, c. 5th-8th century AD. The lamp with 7 wick holes and 2 lines of Greek inscription: EULOGIA THC QEOTOKOU EPIGRAMA IWANNOU. According to Qedem 8, published by the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, this would translate as 'Eulogia of our brother Theotokos, inscription of John', however I believe the correct translation should be 'Eulogy of the Mother of God, inscription of John'. 3.7". See Anawati 247 & 248 & Qedem 8, 580 & 581 for similar examples, the Qedem examples similar in style but with only one wick hole. Very Rare.

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9756. BYZANTINE TERRA COTTA OIL LAMP WITH EARLY CHRISTIAN CROSS, ca. 5th-8th century AD. The lamp with animal head handle and finely detailed raised designs including an early Christian cross by the handle. 4 inches. Intact.

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7432. MINIATURE BYZANTINE WHEEL-CUT BOTTLE, c. 5th-7th century AD. The vessel of pale green glass with wheel cut baseline and wheel cut alternating arrowheads on the body. 1 inch. Neck chip. Rare.

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7434. MINIATURE BYZANTINE WHEEL-CUT BOTTLE, c. 5th-7th century AD. The vessel of semi-opaque dark blue glass with wheel cut baseline and wheel cut alternating arrowheads on the body. 1.1 inches. Neck chip. Rare.

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6897. A PAIR OF BYZANTINE EARRINGS, c. 10th-12th cent. With remains of gilding and colored paste inlays. 25mm. Attachment loops lost but would be splendid with matching modern suspension loops. Similar in style to several in the recent Byzantine exhibition at the Met.

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9761. BYZANTINE TERRA COTTA OIL LAMP WITH LARGER EARLY CHRISTIAN CROSS, ca. 5th-8th century AD. The lamp with an early Christian cross and raised designs. 3 inches. Intact.
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9762. BYZANTINE TERRA COTTA OIL LAMP WITH EARLY CHRISTIAN CROSS, ca. 5th-8th century AD. The lamp with an early Christian cross and raised designs. 3.6 inches. Intact with some abrasion to under surface.
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9757. BYZANTINE TERRA COTTA OIL LAMP WITH EARLY CHRISTIAN 'CRYPTIC CROSS', ca. 5th-8th century AD. The lamp with cross-like star on the handle and finely detailed raised designs. Such cryptic or hidden crosses disguised as other symbols were used by early Christians to avoid persecutions. 4.75 inches. Hairline at filler hole.
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9753. BYZANTINE BRONZE OIL LAMP, ca. 5th-8th century AD. The lamp with open spout, leaf and ring handle and two side knobs, engraved designs on the handle. 5.1 inches. Intact and uncleaned as found with incrustation attesting age.
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8764. A FINE BYZANTINE BRONZE CROSS, ca. 7th-10th century. The cross with central attachment hole for a gem and with numerous clear annular ornamentation on the arms. 2.25 x 2.9 inches. Excellent condition with fine patina.
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8032. EARLY BYZANTINE CROSS WITH JESUS, c. 5th-8th century AD. 2.2 inches. Excellent intact condition with sharp Christ figure and suspension loop.
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8029. BYZANTINE BRONZE RING WITH CROSS AND NAME OF JESUS, c. 5th-6th century. The ring with engraved cross on the ends of which are the letters ICOYC, the Greek form of ‘Jesus’. A choice early Christian item! Fairly large ring in excellent condition. 20-21mm internal diameter.
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8028. A BYZANTINE LEAD SEAL, c. 5th-8th century AD. The seal stamped with cruciform monogram one side, name of the issuing authority on the other. 1.25 inches. Double struck but certainly attributable. Precise attribution appreciated.
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8159. A BYZANTINE BRONZE CROSS, c. 7th-10th century AD. The cross with equal length grooved arms and intact suspension loop, an empty setting at the center. 1.5 x 1.8 inches. Nice, intact and wearable.
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7361. BYZANTINE TERRA COTTA OIL LAMP, c. 4th-6th century AD. With repeating grape arbor designs and Christian doves around discus. 4 inches. Nice example.
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7433. MINIATURE BYZANTINE WHEEL-CUT BOTTLE, c. 5th-7th century AD. The vessel of pale green glass with wheel cut baseline and wheel cut alternating arrowheads on the body. 1 inch. Neck chip. Rare.
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6923. Byzantine silver cross, VII c AD, blue glass cabochon, L 4.4 cm.
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6924. Byzantine silver cross, VII c AD, blue glass cabochon, L 4.8 cm.
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6925. Byzantine silver buckle, VI c AD, L 4.5 cm.
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6920. Byzantine bronze ring w monogram, VI c. AD, 24 x 24 mm.
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6921. Byzantine bronze ring w monogram, VI c. AD, 23 x 22 mm.
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6911. A VERY LARGE BYZANTINE OR CRUSADER 'CASTLE' KEY, ca. 10th-11th century. The iron key with intact prongs. Rare. 8.5".
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6909. A BYZANTINE HANGING OIL LAMP WITH CHAIN, c. 9th-11th c. 4.2x14.5" chain. A rare example complete with paw feet and original chain.
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6403. Byzantine bronze ring, VI c, 20x 20mm.
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6404. Byzantine bronze enkolpion, X-XI cc, complete, 3.6".
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6420. Three Byzantine ivory beads, VI-VII c, birds & dots, 14 x 15mm.
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6397. Byzantine lampada, Syria, VI c, three applied handles, 3.9" x 3.2".
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6395. Byzantine bowl, VI c, stamped cross w/ floral motif, 6.5" x 2.2".
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6390. A HAND COLORED STEEL ENGRAVING OF THE GREAT WALLS OF CONSTANTINOPLE, 19th c. 5x7”
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6388. A BYZANTINE IVORY BOX LID, c. 4th-8th century AD. With drilled annulets and original bronze ring handle. 3.75 inches.
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6387. A FINE BYZANTINE IVORY HANDLE, c. 4th-8th century AD. The finely carved openwork handle with drilled annulet and other incised ornament, the top with green copper stain attesting its antiquity. 3.5 inches.
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6399. Byzantine bronze ring, V-VII c, 21 x 22mm.
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6400. Byzantine bronze ring, VI c, 25x 22mm.
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6401. Byzantine bronze ring, VII c, gilt inscriptions & bird, 24x 22mm.
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6402. Byzantine silver ring, VI c, monogram, 26x 25mm.
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6421. Byzantine bronze & silver cross, IX- XI c, 4.6" x 3.4".
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6422. Byzantine bronze cross, XI c, enamel, 40 x 31mm.
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6899. A BETTER BYZANTINE TERRACOTTA AND GLASS MIRROR, ca. 8th-10th century. The oval terracotta with central mirror glass inlay surrounded by two bronze crosses and other glass inlay, the glass with some iridescense. 5.5". Excellent example and rare this nice.
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6900. A BYZANTINE MIRROR, ca. 6th-10th century AD. The mirror set with central glass reflector, glass fragments and four bronze crosses, two bronze suspension loops at top. 6.5 inches diameter.
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6901. A BYZANTINE STRAINER JAR, ca. 4th-8th century. The vessel with a shallow bowl top with small drainage holes above a squat body with holes in the lower half, incised ridges around the exterior. 2.25 x 4 inches. Excellent intact example. Scarce type.
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6904. A BYZANTINE GLASS BOTTLE, ca. 5th-8th century AD. The globular bottle with twin heavy applied handles and applied drip spout around the neck. 6 inches. Rare type. Stable age cracks.
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6905. A BYZANTINE GLASS 'MOLAR FLASK', ca. 5th-8th century AD. The tooth shaped bottle of heavy glass with four cusp-like legs, a wheel cut cross on all four sides. 2.9 inches. Professional repair to neck. Rare type.
SOLD.



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