EUROPEAN CRUSADER’S CROSS NECKLACE, 12TH CENTURY
EUROPEAN CRUSADER’S CROSS NECKLACE, 12TH CENTURY
EUROPEAN CRUSADER’S CROSS NECKLACE, 12TH CENTURY

EUROPEAN CRUSADER’S CROSS NECKLACE, 12TH CENTURY

A3676

Regular price $150.00 Sale

Silvered bronze, 1 1/8” height. Saxon cross of the type worn after the Christian conversion of Europe which required, by Charlemagne’s order, that everyone convert on pain of death. This example has the cross beam above center and each beam terminal is a trefoil embracing the “crutches” of the Jerusalem cross named in honor of Godfrey of Bouillon, 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. It represents five crosses in one, recalling the five wounds of Christ. That form was specific to Crusaders. Professionally refurbished with the pure silver surface restored on a Sterling silver neck chain for modern wear. Gift boxed with certificate of authenticity.