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SAXON CONVERT’S CROSS NECKLACE 9th-10th CENTURY (8202562633902)
SAXON CONVERT’S CROSS NECKLACE 9th-10th CENTURY (8202562633902)
SAXON CONVERT’S CROSS NECKLACE 9th-10th CENTURY (8202562633902)
SAXON CONVERT’S CROSS NECKLACE 9th-10th CENTURY (8202562633902)

SAXON CONVERT’S CROSS NECKLACE 9th-10th CENTURY

B4607

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 cross to affirm their Christianity. This example is just over 7/8” height with cross beam slightly above center and the beam ends as elongated balusters. The junction defines a saltire. It is particularly crisp and skillfully rendered. Professionally refurbished with 24karat gold overlay restored, on an 18” gilt sterling silver neck chain, for contemporary wear. Gift boxed with certificate of authenticity.