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Byzantine Cruciform Monogram- Pendant - 925 Sterling Silver

Byzantine Cruciform Monogram- Pendant - 925 Sterling Silver

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Found on rings, clay, wax and lead seals (the lead seals called “plombs”), and coinage within the early Byzantine period, square or box monograms marked official documents in both secular and sacred contexts or as maker’s marks, and were used by rulers, magistrates, die makers, and moneyers. As far as a heraldic practice, it’s a form of identification, much like someone’s shield on the battlefield or banner in a hall is. The only difference is that within Byzantine practices, western-style pictorial heraldry was done rarely, and usually by someone with later-period western contact (check out the late period examples of Anna Notaras Palaiologina and Andronikos II Palaiologos for western-style heraldry used by eastern personages), though note that both were from the 13th and 14th centuries, about the time where heraldry was in heavy use in both on the European continent and in the British Isles, though still late to the medieval heraldry game.
This pendant is crafted with extra care in 925 Sterling Silver. It 's Handmade in Greece, the height size is 17mm and weighs approximately 4 g.This pendant is without the chain.(204M)

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