RARE MEDIEVAL EUROPEAN PILGRIM'S RELIQUARY CROSS
8th-12th centuries. Just over 1” height. Central cross with cross beam centered and a circle at the junction. Each beam edge with a border with terminates in a circle, representative of the “crutches” of the Jerusalem cross, adopted by the Crusaders. Carried by European Pilgrims traveling to the Holy Land to visit the land where Christ lived and died. Professionally refurbished with the silver overlay restored, on Sterling silver neck chain for contemporary wear. Gift boxed with certificate of authenticity.