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Jewelry and Parures
ROMAN COPTIC RELIQUARY CROSS
Exclusive Collection: Bijarcheo

 

Object :
Nº 1242
Medium :
Stone Gold Silver Bronze
Dimensions :
Cross - Height: 92 mm (3.6") Width: 50 mm (1.9") - Weight of gold 22 carats: 38.8 g - Weight of silver: 76.4 g

The Bijarchéo Collection is an exclusive trademark of jewellery from Galerie Golconda. Each unique model is crafted using authentic archaeological pieces. Only the most valuable metals such as gold and silver are used so that each piece can be worked in accordance with the traditional methods and manners of ancient jewellery.      

Large antique bronze cross from byzantine period,  with gold and 5 rubies and fixed on a chain made of gold and oxydised silver with rubies. Traditionnally worn by bishops, the jewel can be opened as it is made from two halves secured by a top hinge. Images of virgin Mary were usually fixed inside the cross.