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Byzantine Saint George Pendant
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Description
12th-14th century AD. A bronze pendant with over represented a military saint, with nimbus around the head, clad in armour (visible on the hemispherical shoulder protections) and military cloak (klanidion),holding a sword (spathion) in his right hand, the left hand holding the empty scabbard (thekarion) of the weapon, probably a representation of Saint George (Aghios Georgios"). See Wamser, L., Die Welt von Byzanz - Europas Östliches Erbe, München, 2004, especially p.180, nos.223-227. 26.3 grams, 36mm (1 1/2"). Ex important Dutch collection; acquired on the European art market in the 1970s. Such pendants were often used as protection amulets by soldiers in battle. [No Reserve]
Condition
Fine condition.
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Byzantine Saint George Pendant

Estimate £50 - £70
Jun 04, 2020
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Starting Price £5
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1499: Byzantine Saint George Pendant

Sold for £45
9 Bids
Est. £50 - £70Starting Price £5
TimeLine Auctions Antiquities Sale - Day 3
Jun 04, 2020 4:00 AM EDT
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Lot 1499 Details

Description
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12th-14th century AD. A bronze pendant with over represented a military saint, with nimbus around the head, clad in armour (visible on the hemispherical shoulder protections) and military cloak (klanidion),holding a sword (spathion) in his right hand, the left hand holding the empty scabbard (thekarion) of the weapon, probably a representation of Saint George (Aghios Georgios"). See Wamser, L., Die Welt von Byzanz - Europas Östliches Erbe, München, 2004, especially p.180, nos.223-227. 26.3 grams, 36mm (1 1/2"). Ex important Dutch collection; acquired on the European art market in the 1970s. Such pendants were often used as protection amulets by soldiers in battle. [No Reserve]
Condition
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Fine condition.

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