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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

A8823

Regular price $220.00 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 penalty of death. The conversion was effective and Northern Europeans, primarily Saxons, wore small crosses to affirm their Christianity. This is an original Northern European "profession of faith" crosses 1000-1300 years old. Large example for these, is 1 1/8” height. Roped (spiral) beams with circular terminals and raised edge square with central nub and nubs at the corners forming a saltire and representing the five wounds of Christ. Professionally refurbished with the 24karat gold surface restored.  On a gilt Sterling silver neck chain, gift boxed with certificate of authenticity