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NORTHERN EUROPEAN CONVERT’S CROSS NECKLACE, 9th-10th CENTURY - Fagan Arms (8202602152110)
NORTHERN EUROPEAN CONVERT’S CROSS NECKLACE, 9th-10th CENTURY - Fagan Arms (8202602152110)
NORTHERN EUROPEAN CONVERT’S CROSS NECKLACE, 9th-10th CENTURY - Fagan Arms (8202602152110)
NORTHERN EUROPEAN CONVERT’S CROSS NECKLACE, 9th-10th CENTURY - Fagan Arms (8202602152110)

NORTHERN EUROPEAN CONVERT’S CROSS NECKLACE, 9th-10th CENTURY

B3642

Regular price $265.00 Sale

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 acceptance of Christianity, under penalty of death. Conversion was effective and Northern Europeans, primarily Saxons, wore small crosses to affirm their Christianity. This example is 1 1/4” in height with a centered cross beam and nubbed ball terminals to the beams.  At the junction is a rounded diamond raised edge and with a ghostly figure on each side Quite smooth glossy surface throughout.  Professionally refurbished with 24karat gold overlay restored on a gilt neck chain for modern wear.