MATERIAL: Gold
TYPE: Plaque
DIMENSIONS: 3.8 cm x 2.9 cm
NOTES: Provenance:
Ex Shlomo Gabbay Collection, acquired in Israel in the 1950s/1960s.
Footnote:
The representation of the Bishop is strikingly similar to St Nerses and was retained alongside the previous lot, the repoussé plaque of the ninth hour prayer by Nerses. Included are two postage stamps issued to commemorate Nerses 850th anniversary of his death.According to a PMI test on an XRF Analyzer, the gold purity tests as 95.02%.
ITEM ID: 5577
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Post Medieval Gold Repoussé Plaque of Bishop

A post Medieval gold repoussé plaque, punched from the reverse to depict a Bishop standing, wearing a mitre and long robes, holding a crozier in his right hand, his left hand raised, against a ground of fleur-de-lis.