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CRUSADER'S CROSS PENDANT NECKLACE, 11TH-13TH CENTURY - Fagan Arms (8202529734830)
CRUSADER'S CROSS PENDANT NECKLACE, 11TH-13TH CENTURY - Fagan Arms (8202529734830)
CRUSADER'S CROSS PENDANT NECKLACE, 11TH-13TH CENTURY (8202529734830)
CRUSADER'S CROSS PENDANT NECKLACE, 11TH-13TH CENTURY - Fagan Arms (8202529734830)

CRUSADER'S CROSS PENDANT NECKLACE, 11TH-13TH CENTURY

A4096

Regular price $385.00 Sale

1096-1291. Rare variant. Oval with a centered cross joined with a central circle producing four additional crosses. Five crosses in one! That form is also known as the Crusader's cross, having been an element in the arms of Godfrey Bouillon which he wore during the First Crusade. Godfrey of Bouillon was a Frankish Knight of the First Crusade, known as Baron of the Holy Sepulcher and the Crusader King, ruler of the Kingdom of Jerusalem following its victorious siege in the First Crusade. For that reason, it is also known as the Jerusalem Cross. This example is likely a provincial interpretation. It is just under 1 1/4” greatest dimension. It is modeled in the full round, front, and back. Professionally refurbished with the pure silver overlay restored, on a modern Sterling silver neck chain. An actual pendant as worn by a crusader nearly 1000 years ago!