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It could have been from an episode of "Storage Hunters" with the opening of a small vault untouched for over fifty years, revealing ancient treasures including boxes of Russian crosses from the beginnings of Orthodoxy and "Viking" artifacts found on the shores of the Dnieper river near Kiev...A small selection of our Byzantine Items, with provenances from the Constable Maxwell, Sharpe and McAlpine collections.


10th -12th century Kievan/Viking

 
     10th -12th century Kievan/Viking
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A selection of the items found over fifty years ago in the mud of the River Dnieper,Kiev.
Code: IMG_9081

 
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Crosses

 
     Ancient Crosses
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A small selection of the ancient Russian crosses discovered over fifty years ago on the banks of the River Dnieper, Kiev.
Code: IMG_9061

 
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The Holy Princes

 
     The Holy Princes
1,350.00     
Russian, late Byzantine bronze pendant Icon of the Holy Princes Boris and Gleb..2ins.,5cms.
Code: 05.36.04

 
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Empress Pulcheria

 
     Steelyard Weight
2,650.00     
Byzantine, 5th century Constantinople steelyard weight in the form of a lead filled bronze head, possible portraying the bust of the Empress Pulcheria ( see Kaiserportraits by Delbrueck ), Dumbarton Oaks Collection 1962.
Code: 05.29.27

 
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Double-Sided Bronze Icon

 
     Double-Sided Bronze Icon
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Russian, pre 13th century double sided bronze Icon with St George and St Nicholas, inscribed in the Byzantine style.
Code: 014sw

 
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Russian bronze Icons

 
     Ancient Bronze Icons
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Russian, a selection of bronze Icons from the 11th century onwards, including a lovely example of St Nikita beating the devil. ( St Nikita SOLD )
Code: 027an

 
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Russian brass Icon

 
     Ancient Bronze Icons
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Russian, a selection of our ancient bronze Icons from the 11th and 12th centuries.
Code: 032an

 
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Byzantine Gold-Glass Tile

 
     Byzantine Gold-Glass Tile
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Byzantine, a rare gold-glass sandwich tile from the Constable Maxwell collection.
Code: dsc02336

 
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Silver Roundel

 
     Silver Roundel
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Byzantine, a 10/12th.century silver roundel of Reprobus holding his staff. After carrying the infant Christ over the swollen river, he was told to plant his staff into the ground whereupon it sprouted and bore fruit. He was thereafter known as Christopher (the Godbearer) and martyred in circa 251.
Code: dsc02147

 
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Menorah

 
     Menorah
12,500.00     
Byzantine, pre 5th.Century lead Menorah.( the Menorah is one of the oldest symbols of the Jewish people, it is a seven -branched candelabrum in the Taberacle and later in the Temple in Jerusalem . A theory to its design is based on ancient Hebrew cosmology, the seven branches represent the seven heavenly bodies known at that time, the Sun, the Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn) size 9 x 8ins.
Code: Kif_4971

 
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10/11th.Silver Cross

 
     10/11th.Silver Cross
3,750.00     
Byzantine, 10/11th.Century silver cross on a bronze chain with a bronze seal. (see "Die Welt von Byzantz" , pages 313 and 345)
Code: Kif_4892

 
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 Steelyard Weight

 
      Steelyard Weight
4,850.00     
Byzantine, 4/5th.Century a bronze steelyard counterpoise weight in the shape of a Greek Cross with raised lettering devolving as (belonging to) Theodorus, with three undeciphered letters (probably his profession). With correspondence from Dr.John Nesbitt of the Dumbarton Oaks Museum, referring to an almost indentical weight in the Ontario National Museum. 3.75 x 3ins.
Code: Kif_3669

 
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Bread Stamp

 
     Bread Stamp
1,450.00     
Byzantine, 5/7th. Century a bronze cruciform bread stamp, with Greek lettering forming the word Athanasia ( Immortality ).see "Bronzen von der Antike bis zur Gegenwart". 3 x 3ins.
Code: Kif_3671

 
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Byzantine Bread Stamp

 
     Byzantine Bread Stamp
850.00     
Byzantine,10/11th.century limestone bread stamp.
Code: Kif_1944

 
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Byzantine Bell

 
     Byzantine Bell
1,850.00     
Byzantine, 5/6th.Century miniature bronze bell, with inscription around.
Code: Kif_2083

 
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Byzantine Incense Burner Top

 
     Byzantine Incense Burner Top
4,750.00     
Byzantine, 6th.Century bronze top of an Incense Burner with inscription around. (See Dumbarton Oaks Collection 1962)
Code: Kif_2076

 
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Byzantine Jewellery Mould

 
     Byzantine Jewellery Mould
2,250.00     
Byzantine, 6th.Century steatite mould for jewellery with lead bosses from original holding pins.
Code: Kif_2070

 
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Byzantine Bread Stamp

 
     Byzantine Bread Stamp
1,250.00     
Byzantine, 10/11th. century carved stone bread stamp, the edge with traces of lettering.See "Die Welt Von Byzantz" 2004. 5ins.
Code: Kif_1943

 
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Byzantine Oil Lamp

 
     Byzantine Oil Lamp
1,250.00     
Byzantine, 5/6th.Century terra-cotta oil lamp with impressed Crosses.
Code: Kif_0349

 
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4/5th.Century Lead Weight

 
     4/5th.Century Lead Weight
2,250.00     
Byzantine, 4/5th. Century lead weight stamped "spes augg" around a Chi Rho monogram. ( a reference to the sign seen in the sky by Constantine the Great before the battle of Milivan Bridge 312 AD )
Code: Kif_0354

 
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Bronze table oil lamp

 
     Bronze table oil lamp
6,750.00     
Byzantine, 5/6th.Century, a fine small bronze table oil lamp on stand with a good patina. 13ins., 32cms.Provenance Christies London.
Code: woa0348

 
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Door Hasp

 
     Door Hasp
8,750.00     
Byzantine pre-10th Century bronze door hasp 16 x 9cm (6 x 4)
Code: pg17_5

 
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Glass Icon

 
     Glass Icon
4,750.00     
Byzantine 5th/6th Century pressed glass Icon 2cm
Code: pg13_2

 
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Bone Pins

 
     Bone Pins
5,750.00     
Byzantine 8th Century two carved bone pins of male and female saints 9cm and 6cm (3 and 2)
Code: pg13_1

 
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