Cruciform ornament

Description
This small cross was probably attached to a suspension chain for a Christian lamp or censer. Very similar objects are known from 6th-8th century Eastern Mediterranean sites. It formerly belonged to Lieutenant Colonel Montague who collected over 800 classical archaeological objects. He believed it to be a Roman object which had been found in England. As a Byzantine object it is uncertain if it was truly found in England or if this was a later accidental loss or hoax.
Accession Loan No.
5/1946/352
Collection Class
British archaeology
Common Name
cruciform ornament
Simple Name
ornament
Full Name
cruciform ornament
Cultural Group
Byzantine
Family Group

Material
bronze
Collector / Excavator
Montague, LAD
Collection Parish
Teddington
Collection Town
London
Collection Country
United Kingdom: England
Collection Area Region
Northern Europe
Collection Continent
Europe

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