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Byzantine glass flask with Jewish and Christian symbols, 6th -7th century A.D. This artifact is one of a large number of glass vessels produced in Israel and in Syria and intended for the pilgrims. Each of the six sides of the flask is decorated with a symbol, an ornament in the form of a cross, a stylized palm tree, a shrine represented by two columns with stylized capitals supporting an arch, twice the motif of concentric lozenges and a menorah on a tripod base, 9 cm high. Private…

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Byzantine belt buckle with griffion, 4th-6th century A.D. Bronze buckle with two loops and hinged tongue, the flat plate engraved with a fine rendition of a winged griffin standing left, 5.5 cm long. Private collection

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Byzantine gilded necklace, 5th-7th century A.D. Byzantine bronze alloy gilded necklace with balls, each ball 2.1 cm diameter.Private collection

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Byzantine bronze earrings, 4th-5th century A.D. Byzantine bronze earrings with attractive circles, 2.5 cm diameter. Private collection

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Byzantine bronze earrings, 4th-5th century A.D. Byzantine bronze earrings with attractive circles, 2.5 cm diameter. Private collection

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Byzantine art, lead seal with peacocks, 6th-8th century A.D. Two peacocks standing in front of a central plant, Greek text KYRIA, peacock symbolizes the bird of the paradise, but also the soul and the figure of Christ, it is closely related to Byzantine Christian imagery, this kind of seals are private. KYRIA is dative case standing for KYRIAI, the final iota of the dative case is regularly omitted in Byzantine Greek, 4.6 cm diameter. Private collection

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Coptic bread stamp of wood, 4th-7th century A.D. Prosphora stamp, these stamps are used for bread intended for consecration and communion within the various ancient Christian traditions. The inscription is IC XC NI KI, which stands for "Jesus Christ, Victor" Stamp carved into nine sectors, each decorated with different geometric motifs, including crosses and triangles, the rectangular handle carved at the top with another cross and abstract motif, 8.5 cm diameter. Private collection

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Christian amulet with opening words of the 91st. Psalm, 5th-6th century A.D. Bronze leaf shaped amulet depicting on one side a Angel holding a sceptre, on other side OKA TOIKO NENBO HOIAT OYY, 4 cm long. Private collection

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Pilgrim badge True cross, the most precious relic preserved by the Byzantine church was the True Cross, claimed to be the actual cross on which Jesus Christ was crucified. Discovered in the 320 during the renovations of the pilgrimage sites in Jerusalem under Helena, mother of Constantine the Great, the Cross had been venerated by generations of pilgrims by the seventh century. The two figures are Saints Helena and Constantine or possibly Mary and John, 2.2 cm diameter. Private collection

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Pilgrim badge True cross tokens were issued as souvenirs of the celebrations accompanying the return of the Cross to Jerusalem in 630 A.D. They are small clay or terra-cotta "medallions", made by pressing a lump of clay into a probably wooden mold. It is said that a piece of the wood of the Cross was burned and the ash mixed with the clay, hence the tokens, themselves, became miniature reliquaries, 1.9 cm diameter. Private collection

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