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This is a nice Renaissance silver reliquary cross pendant, dating to the 16th - 17th century A.D. The cross opens to reveal seven receptacles to hold a relic, the lid then closes tight and is secured with a pin. The outside is decorated with a geometric design on both sides. It is intact and all original. A nice cross that can still be used and worn again today!
OBJECT: Reliquary Cross
DATE: c. 1550 - 1650 A.D.
SIZE: 55.09mm x 34.38mm x 4.16mm
WEIGHT: 8.80 grams
PROVENANCE: Ex. private collection. Cambridgeshire.