A blue glass pendant, the disc stamped in relief with a Greek cross, possibly with low relief monogram. Reverse plain.
Eastern Roman empire: Circa 5th-7th century AD.
Very Fine condition with much iridescence.
Diameter 20 mms (0.8 ins)
Literature: See items 937 and 938; Pendants and Disks with Stamped Ornaments; Roman Glass in the Corning Museum of Glass; Volume 3 for similar and discussion. David Whitehouse comments that such items had a variety of functions; some were worn to bring good fortune or to ward off evil, others were issued as tokens or weights issued in the name of the governor of Constantinople.
Rare Roman blue glass pendant
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