C.8th-11th centuries, the period of pilgrimages leading up to the Crusades. Large size 11 ¼. Bronze, as made with raised oval bezel decorated in stylized floral splay. The shoulders in naturalistic foliage. Excellent with minor wear and good patina. The Byzantine Empire, with its capitol in Constantinople, comprised Italy and the Eastern portion of the ancient Roman Empire around the Mediterranean, and Asia Minor.

Stock Number: FNS5271

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