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    Byzantine Golden Globe

    BYZANTINE EMPIRE: Gold globe pendant. Ca. 5th-7th centuries AD.  The globe served as an important symbol of Romano-Byzantine imperial world rule, so this large golden globe pendant likely belonged to a high officer of state or a high-ranking clergyman. About 1.75" (44mm) including suspension loop, the hollow golden sphere has a equatorial band of four strands of dots and two longtidudinal dotted bands dividing the globe into eight segments, each with a dot at center. Weight: 20.17 gm. Suspension loop a tad bent, otherwise intact and unrepaired, with lovely surfaces.

    From The Lexington Collection of Jonathan K. Kern.


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