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Unique Antique Silver & Objects

SCARCE ANTIQUE SILVER ROCK CRYSTAL 'TRUE CROSS' RELIC / RELIQUARY c1770

3,300.00

An antique, probably Italian silver gilt & faceted rock crystal Cross shaped reliquary, holding a fragment of the 'True Cross of Christ', with intact and original Bishop's seal and cord, and housed in its lozenge shaped box.

A scarce and most intriguing piece...so collectible!

CONDITION: Expected signs of wear commensurate with age - see pictures. Hook clasp to box snapped. Wax seal cracked & quite delicate. Relic dislodged but intact.

DATE/MARKS: 18th Century. Not marked.

DIMENSIONS: 45 x 30 mm (1 inch = 25.4 mm). To give an impression of scale, the coin is 19 mm or ¾ of an inch diameter.

WEIGHT: Approx. 6.8 grams unboxed.

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