Gift of the Emperor Justine III (578 AD).
ancient object in the Treasury displays a series of mounted cabochon-cut,
colored gems (emeralds, jaspers, aquamarines, agates, rock crystal).
In the center there is a capsule containing fragments of the Holy
Cross. On the arms of the cross there is the dedication of the
emperor who sent the votive offering to Rome because of his physical
sufferings. The back has some medallions bearing figures: in the
center an Agnus Dei; above and below the Savior, in the first
representation with the Book, and in the second in blessing; on
the two sides, the portraits of Justine II and his wife, Sophia.
few of the many items on display in the Treasury Museum