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EUROPEAN CONVERT’S CROSS NECKLACE, 9th-10th CENTURY (8202532323502)
EUROPEAN CONVERT’S CROSS NECKLACE, 9th-10th CENTURY (8202532323502)
EUROPEAN CONVERT’S CROSS NECKLACE, 9th-10th CENTURY (8202532323502)
EUROPEAN CONVERT’S CROSS NECKLACE, 9th-10th CENTURY (8202532323502)

EUROPEAN CONVERT’S CROSS NECKLACE, 9th-10th CENTURY

B7294

Regular price $195.00 Sale

The emergence from the Dark Ages is embodied in the rise to power of the Frankish King, Charlemagne in 768 (founder of the Holy Roman Empire after 800) followed by conquering southern Europe from France to Italy and much of Northern Europe. The condition for peace was acceptance of Christianity, under penalty of death. Conversion was effective and Northern Europeans, primarily Saxons, wore small cross to affirm their Christianity. This example is just over 1” (1.06”) in height with a centered cross beam and large spherical terminals. Good proud form. Surface textured from burial. Professionally refurbished with gold overlay restored on an 18” gilt silver neck chain for modern wear.  Gift boxed with certificate of authenticity.