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Byzantine miniature crucifix, H 1.0, ca 400- 1200 AD

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A rare Byzantine bronze miniature crucifix, H 1.0”, ca 400- 1200 AD
The extensive adoption of the cross as Christian iconographic symbol arose from the 4th century.
Christian crosses were also used as faith amulets and were sometimes buried with the persons to invoke blessings to the dead.
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