Half of a cast silver reliquary pectoral cross, decorated with niello and five busts in relief.
This half of the cross is cast in one piece. It is flat and rectangular in section, and has rectangular arms, each with a circular end. The end of each arm and the centre of the cross are decorated with a circular, cast bust in relief, each within a narrow, circular rib border. There is a small lobe projecting from either side of this circular border, at the end of each arm. Between the busts the cross is decorated with geometrical niello ornament. (D of circular fields of bust reliefs: 11mm). The back is plain with a narrow, raised edge all around. Traces of the cast loop attachment are on the top, projecting from the rib border of the uppermost bust. There is also a cast hinge attachment at the bottom of the pendant. It consists of a pair of lugs, each perforated through its centre to secure a rod, which holds the remains of the reverse side of the cross.
Damaged at the top. T… (See Merlin record for full description)
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