Fine Large Coptic Cross Necklace, 19th Century
Base silver or white metal, just under 4” height. Elaborately pierced and detailed in stylized form with a symmetrical cross pierced with a saltire and with further crosses at the quarter points surrounded by a halo. The top hinged with scalloped edge and pierced with a further cross. Charming Coptic character. In this size and articulate, it was probably the cross of a cleric. On a modern braided polished leather neck cord for modern wear.