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Sion Treasure

The Sion Treasure is an extensive and varied group of silver and gold liturgical objects discovered in the early 1960s in southern Turkey. Some pieces were found bent or crushed, suggesting that they were going to be melted down and their metal reused. Scholars believe the treasure was buried during the early seventh century, when Sasanian invasions were followed by Arab incursions. The emphasis on the names of individual donors that appear on numerous objects attests to the wealth and devotion of the local community.

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Cross-Shaped Polycandelon

Byzantine
Mid 6th Century
silver and niello
BZ.1965.1.1

Paten with Cross

Early Byzantine
Mid 6th Century
silver, gilding and niello
BZ.1963.36.3

Paten with Cross and Inscription

Early Byzantine
Mid 6th Century
silver, gilding and niello
BZ.1963.36.2

Revetment for Altar Table

Early Byzantine
6th Century
silver
BZ.1963.36.11

Paten with Christogram and Repousse Border

Early Byzantine
Mid 6th Century
silver, gilding and niello
BZ.1963.36.1

Chalice

Early Byzantine
ca. 527 - 565
silver and niello
BZ.1955.18

Processional Cross

Early Byzantine
6th-Early 7th Century
silver
BZ.1955.17

Hexagonal Censer with Christ, Peter and Paul

Early Byzantine
Mid 6th Century
silver
BZ.1965.1.5

Openwork Lamp with Openwork Inscription

Byzantine
Mid 6th Century
silver
BZ.1965.1.12

Sheathing for a Column

Byzantine
Mid 6th Century
silver
BZ.1963.36.12

Sheathing for an Acanthus Capital

Byzantine
Mid 6th century
silver
BZ.1963.36.13

Sheathing for a Column Base

Early Byzantine
Mid 6th Century
silver
BZ.1963.36.18

Circular Polycandelon

Byzantine
Mid 6th Century
silver, gilding and niello
BZ.1963.36.4

Sheathing for Column

Byzantine
Mid 6th century
silver
BZ.1965.1.9

Flat Sheathing with Cross and Inscription

Byzantine
Mid 6th Century
silver
BZ.1979.4

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