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COPTIC SILVER CROSS, ETHIOPIA, 19TH CENTURY
COPTIC SILVER CROSS, ETHIOPIA, 19TH CENTURY
COPTIC SILVER CROSS, ETHIOPIA, 19TH CENTURY

COPTIC SILVER CROSS, ETHIOPIA, 19TH CENTURY

A8769

Regular price $95.00 Sale

Large example, just under 1 1/2” height of native base silver with characteristic quaint charm. Highly stylized with a symmetrical cross enclosing a diamond in a square. The beam terminals with nubs inscribed with saltires.  Christianity in Ethiopia is traceable to the first century, the time of Christ, and the persecution of Christians. The New Testament (Acts8:26-36) records Philip the Evangelist’s conversion of an Ethiopian court official in the first century.  Wonderful genuine age character, suspended from a modern black buff leather neck cord. Jewelry gift boxed with a certificate of authenticity.