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    Pendant with coin in centre,with portrait of Emperor Constantine I (280-337) Gold, 9,2 cm Early 4th Bj 2280

    03-05-01/61

    Coin-set pendant of Emperor Constantine (reigned 306-337) Late Antique, 4th. Openwork gold medallion set with a coin and six medallion busts; this special double solidus is set in a hexagonal gold sheet,pierced with heart-shaped scrolls and set with six male and female busts in high relief. They may represent Greek gods, philosophers, muses or satyrs. The double solidi were issued in 321 and 324 to commemorate the second and third consulship of Constantine's sons, Crispus and Constantine II. M&ME,1984,5-1,1

    30-01-08/ 1

    Gold medallion showing Constantine the Great (306-337) striking enemies. Constantine adopted Christianity as the official state religion.Inscription "GLORIA CONSTANTINI AUG." CM RO244 (PCR 1302)

    30-01-08/46

    Christ and Saint Paul seated. Inscription: PAUSUS CRITSUS Gilded glass, fragment Size: 9.3 x 5.3 cm

    15-01-02/70

    Gold medallion with the ascension of Christ,Early Byzantine, around 600. Two gold discs mounted back to back and embossed with scenes from the Life od Christ.Recto: The Ascension. Figures below hold up their hands in adoration. The Greek inscriotion translates "Our peace we leave with you" (John 14:27). M&ME 1983,7-4,1

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    Gold medallion with the Adoration of the Magi, obverse side of 30-01-08/6. Early Byzantine,around 600. Two gold discs mounted back to back. The three Magi approach the seated Virgin who holds the Christchild in her lap. The Magis'clothing shows their Persian origin: leggings, tunics and Phrygian caps. M&ME 1983,7-4,1

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    Gold breast chain, Early Byzantine, around 600. A body ornament composed of two medallions and four openwork chains. The large medallions are composed of seven smaller openwork discs.The pierced designs in the form of quatrefoils and octofoils are repeated on the chain of 92 small discs. Largest piece of jewelry to have survived from the Early Byzantine period. M&ME, 1916,7-4,1

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    Gold solidus of Justinian I.,minted at Constantinople, 527-565. Justinian's general Belisarius recaptured Rome and Ravenna from the Ostrogoths and Carthage from the Vandals. There was a brief revival of imperial authority under Justinian and coins were issued in Italy and surrounding Germanic kingdoms. CM BMC Justinian 5

    30-01-08/49

    Gold solidus of Empress Irene (797-802). She was the first woman to rule in her own name, calling herself "basileus" (emperor), and "basilissa" on her gold coins, with her image on either side. CM 1852-9-3-35

    30-01-08/50

    Christ in benediction. Cloisonne enamel plaque, 10th

    15-03-07/61

    Crown of Byzantine Emperor Constantine IX Monomachos (reigned 1042-1055). Gold, enamel, precious stones.

    30-01-04/ 3

    Crown of Byzantine Emperor Constantine IX Monomachos (reigned 1042-1055) Detail: center panel showing the Emperor.

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    Crown of Byzantine Emperor Constantine IX Monomachos (reigned 1042-1055) Detail: left panel shows Empress Theodora.

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    Crown of Byzantine Emperor Constantine IX Monomachos (reigned 1042-1055) Detail: right panel shows Empress Zoe.

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    Gold and enamel reliquary cross. Byzantine, early 11th. This reverse of the cross depicts the Virgin Mary standing with her hands before her chest in an attitude of prayer. To her right is a bust of Saint Basil the Great, to her left a bust of Saint Gregory Thaumaturgus. The enamel is "Senkschmelz", "sunken enamel" and the colours are a rich mixture of translucent blues, greens and browns with opaque white, blacks, blues and reds. From the Great Palace in Constantinopel. M&ME, 1965,6-4.1

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    0310000093 Gold and enamel reliquary cross, Byzantine, early 11th century.This is a view of the closed pendant. The reverse of the pendant depicts the Virgin Mary with St Basil the Great and St Gregory Thaumaturgus. This small pendant has been found on the site of the Great Palace at Constantinople.ME, 1965,6-4,1

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    Archangel Michael. Detail of the antependium Pala d'Oro from Constantinople (ca. 1100) Gold, enamel, and precious stones Overall size: 140 x 350 cm

    15-03-04/24

    Jesus' triumphant entry into Jerusalem. Detail of the antependium Pala d'Oro from Constantinople (ca. 1100) Gold, enamel, and precious stones Overall size: 140 x 350 cm

    15-03-04/25

    The Crucifixion. Detail of the antependium Pala d'Oro from Constantinople (ca. 1100) Gold, enamel, and precious stones Overall size: 140 x 350 cm

    15-03-04/26

    The Ascension of Christ. Detail of the antependium Pala d'Oro from Constantinople (ca. 1100). Gold, enamel, and precious stones Overall size: 140 x 350 cm

    15-03-04/27

    Pentecost. Detail of the antependium Pala d'Oro from Constantinople (ca. 1100) Gold, enamel, and precious stones Overall size: 140 x 350 cm

    15-03-04/28

    The Resurrection. Detail of the antependium Pala d'Oro from Constantinople (ca. 1100). Gold, enamel, and precious stones Overall size: 140 x 350 cm

    15-03-04/29

    The Death of the Virgin Mary. Detail of the antepedium Pala d'Oro from Constantinople (ca. 1100). Gold, enamel, and precious stones Overall size: 140 x 350 cm

    15-03-04/30

    Archangel Michael with sword. Gold & enamel work with precious and semi-precious stones

    15-03-04/31

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