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MEDIEVAL CHRISTIAN CROSS NECKLACE C.800-1000 AD. - Picardi Jewelers
MEDIEVAL CHRISTIAN CROSS NECKLACE C.800-1000 AD. - Picardi Jewelers
MEDIEVAL CHRISTIAN CROSS NECKLACE C.800-1000 AD. - Picardi Jewelers
MEDIEVAL CHRISTIAN CROSS NECKLACE C.800-1000 AD. - Picardi Jewelers

MEDIEVAL CHRISTIAN CROSS NECKLACE C.800-1000 AD.

B6748

Regular price $250.00 Sale

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 the 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, about 1 1/8" (1.11”) in height including the loop. The cross beam is centered with spherical terminals to both beams and a square at the junction. Especially robust example for these which are usually relatively small. The surface is textured and professionally refurbished with the 24karat gold overlay restored. On an 18” gilt Sterling silver neck chain, gift boxed with certificate of authenticity.

 

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