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88) PROSETIONAL BYZANTINE BRONZE CROSSES 8TH-10TH CENTURY. Large measures 4.75 H. Unlike the ones you see on Ebay this one is the real thing.The Byzantine Empire was the continuation of the Roman Empire in the East during  the Middle Ages. Its capital city was Constantinople (modern-day Istanbul, which had been founded as Byzantium) was home to Catholicism. It survived the fall of the Western Roman Empire in the 5th century AD and continued to exist for an additional thousand years until it fell to the Ottoman Turks in 1453. The one remaining cross is the best one in the center. Priced for a quick sale at $395*