SAXON CROSS 9th-10th CENTURY
SAXON CROSS 9th-10th CENTURY
SAXON CROSS 9th-10th CENTURY

SAXON CROSS 9th-10th CENTURY

FNS7637

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Just under 1” height with ball terminal beams. The cross beam centered and a square at the intersection. 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. Professionally refurbished with gold overlay restored.