Byzantine / Medieval Lead Cross, c.9th-12th Centuries A.D.
Byzantine / Medieval Lead Cross, c.9th-12th Centuries A.D. The cross of characteristic Byzantine ‘Latin Cross’ form. 7.2g, 23mm long, 16mm wide.
Note: The ‘Latin Cross’ the most common cruciform in the Byzantine Empire. It is believed that this type of lead cross was probably brought to Britain by Byzantine missionaries or returning British pilgrims during the Medieval Period.
Provenance: Clive Smith Collection. Found West Dorset.
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