english relics

Medieval Byzantine cross necklace

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A stunning and very rare bronze cross brought back from Constantinople during the Crusades. Imagine a young crusader traversing southern Europe with this memento, probably bought from a Byzantium market store.  Although replicable at the time it is very unusual to find one so large and in such good condition.Circa 12th-14th Century the cross is decorated with an ornate ring and dot design and is suspended from a dramatic black onyx beaded necklace. The cross itself is 9cm tall.

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