SUPERB EASTERN EUROPEAN CROSS NECKLACE, 17TH-18TH CENTURY
Gilt bronze, just over 1 5/8" in height. Modeled in exceptionally fine detail with raised border, central vacant cross (no Corpus Christi) with Cyrillic inscription panels at the cross beam terminals. Delicate halo with radials surrounding the beam junctions. Reverse with raised borders and Cyrillic inscriptions to the field. The beam junction with a halo supporting radials. Crisp and evidently never buried as usually found. Professionally refurbished with 24karat gold surface restored, on a modern gilt Sterling silver neck chain. Jewelry gift boxed with certificate of authenticity.