MEDIEVAL CHRISTIAN CROSS NECKLACE, C.1100-1300 AD
Carolingian, the period of Charlemagne. 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 the acceptance of Christianity, under penalty of death. Conversion was effective and Northern Europeans, primarily Saxons, wore small crosses to affirm their Christianity. This is an original Northern European "profession of faith" that crosses 1000-1300 years old, just over 7/8" in height. Slender beams with ball terminals balls mid beam. The cross beam is above center and the junction broad bordered relief diamond. Both sides are identically detailed. The surface textured from burial. Professionally refurbished with the 24karat gold surface restored, on a modern gilt Sterling silver neck chain. Jewelry gift boxed with certificate of authenticity.
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