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CRUSADER'S CROSS PENDANT NECKLACE, 11TH-13TH CENTURY - Picardi Jewelers
CRUSADER'S CROSS PENDANT NECKLACE, 11TH-13TH CENTURY - Picardi Jewelers
EASTERN EUROPEAN CROSS, 17th-18th CENTURY - Picardi Jewelers
EASTERN EUROPEAN CROSS, 17th-18th CENTURY - Picardi Jewelers

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

B9245

Regular price $475.00 Sale

1096-1291. Circular, pierced with a cross potent, i.e. with "crutches" at the beam ends. 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 well detailed with the beam "crutches" formed by scroll ends and forming a diamond at the beam intersection. It is just under 5/8" diameter (0.58”) plus the intact suspension loop. Both sides are modeled in deep relief. Professionally refurbished with the 24karat gold overlay restored, on an 18” modern gilt Sterling silver neck chain. Gift boxed with certificate of authenticity.  An actual pendant is worn by a crusader nearly 1000 years ago!