Miniature objects

Minor Objects collection of the Museum of Byzantine Culture comprises more than 7000 objects, which were unearthed in Thessaloniki and the wider Macedonian region. Almost all of them are finds from organized excavations of the Archaeological Service, and only few of them are donations or have been confiscated from looters. The collection chronologically covers the period from the Late Roman and Byzantine periods, up to the Ottoman and post-medieval time, although the majority are dated to the Late Roman and Byzantine periods. The collection comprises: gold, silver, copper alloy, glass and bone jewels, some of them further embellished with precious stones and enamel; silver, copper alloy and iron ecclesiastical objects and objects of private piety; iron and copper alloy tools, bone, wooden, stone and clay minor objects and tools.

Gold cross-reliquary

GOLD CROSS-RELIQUARY

Silver reliquary

SILVER RELIQUARY

Lead myrrh flask (koutrouvion)

LEAD MYRRH FLASK (KOUTROUVION)

Gold bracelets with enamel decoration

GOLD BRACELETS WITH ENAMEL DECORATION