HOLY RUSSIA

Born in the spirit. Baptism of Russia and the triumph of Christian faith

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16. ENCOLPION

Late 10th – early 11th c.

Byzantium. Eastern provinces of the Byzantine Empire

Copper alloy; casting, engraving

7.6 x 4.1

Accession: 1970, Moscow State University expedition headed by D.A. Avdusin

Discovered in the unfortified part of Gnezdovo settlement at the Gnezdovo archeological site in Smolensk Oblast

State Historical Museum

inv. 105291, оп. 2538В/186

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