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Large gold reliquary pendant with ornate border and hanger.

Currency:USD Category:Artifacts / Shipwreck Artifacts Start Price:7,000.00 USD Estimated At:7,000.00 - 10,000.00 USD
Large gold reliquary pendant with ornate border and hanger.
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7,000.00USDto 2******n+ (1,225.00) buyer's premium + applicable fees & taxes.
This item SOLD at 2013 Oct 30 @ 21:29UTC-4 : AST/EDT
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Large gold reliquary pendant with ornate border and hanger. 28.17 grams, about 3-1/2" x 2" x 3/4" overall. This fabulous locket must have once contained a very significant relic, as the inside chamber measures about 1-1/4" x 1-3/8" x 3/4" in four lobes, although now it is empty save for a light veneer of attractive white encrustation, its two halves kept together by a screw-in fob at bottom, the exterior showing Mary and the Christ child on one side and Joseph with the Christ child on the other, the sides surrounded by scrollwork and plumes, with a matching hanger at top connected by loops, all in high-grade gold and in excellent condition. The design and character of this piece mirrors what has been seen from the Spanish 1715 and 1733 Fleets. Recovered from: Unidentified mid-1700s wreck off South America