FINE MEDIEVAL EUROPEAN CROSS
11th-12th century of early style with centered cross beam and the beam tips crossed in the Jerusalem Cross fashion used through the Crusades. Each beam terminal with a concentric circle incised and nub extension. Each with distinct “crutches” crossing behind describing five crosses in one, known as the Crusader's cross, having been an element in the arms of Godfrey of Bouillon which he wore during the First Crusade. He was made the first King of Jerusalem. For that reason, it is also known as the Jerusalem Cross. About 1 1/4 height. Professionally refurbished with the 24karat gold overlay restored, on a modern gilt Sterling silver neck chain and gift boxed with a certificate of authenticity.