FINE LARGE MEDIEVAL CROSS NECKLACE, 12th-13th CENTURY
Gilt bronze, 1 3/8” height including the loop. Cylindrical beams with ball finials. The cross beam centered with an incised cross at the junction. A heavy cross as this would have been carried by a priest, or perhaps a nun, but definitely a member of the clergy. Fine character. Professionally conserved with the gold overlay and mounted on a modern gilt neck chain for contemporary wear. Gift boxed with certificate of authenticity.