Crusader’s Pendant C.11-12th Century - Picardi Jewelry
Crusader’s Pendant C.11-12th Century - Picardi Jewelry
Crusader’s Pendant C.11-12th Century - Picardi Jewelry

CRUSADER'S PENDANT C.11-12TH CENTURY

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Bronze, about 5/8" total height. Domed face with equilateral serifed tip cross with concentric circles in the quarters. The use of serifs derives from Latin (and thus church) script. The circles represent the wounds of Christ, originally, always five, but by this time, used decoratively to balance the composition. Produced in Eastern Europe, along the Crusaders' route to the Holy Land and sold to Crusaders as similar items were earlier, sold to pilgrims. It is likely that the makers were Muslim, further explaining the degeneration of the Christian symbolism. Fine detail with glossy green patina.