Medieval Byzantine Cross Necklace circa 700 AD | Artifact #5131

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Byzantine Ornate Design  Cross Necklace

Please Note: This is an authentic ancient Byzantine Cross, and you will receive the exact Cross in the photographs and description.

This Byzantine Crusaders Cross was created by artisans 500 - 800 years ago. Crafted of bronze, it is a testament to the faith of a believer... and an entire nation.

NOTE: We have added the bronze loops you see at the top of the Cross so you are able to wear it with chains or leather up to 6mm in width. We are happy to remove the loops if you request. Please see the description below for the size of the original bail hole. This Byzantine Cross comes complete with either a double rope chain or 3mm center-hide leather cord. Please make your choice of chain or leather and length with the drop-down menu.

The Byzantine Empire was one empire with one religion. Daily life in the Byzantine Empire centered on faith - religious belief and practice had a preeminent place in art, politics, education, currency and the jewelry that was worn by both rich and poor. 

Images of Christ and Christ’s Cross were revered, and by the time of the Crusades, ornate crosses were worn by Crusaders, pilgrims, civic leaders and humble townsfolk to express their faith in the divinity of Christ.

The Medieval Byzantine Cross Pendant

  • Empire: Byzantine
  • Date: circa 700 AD
  • Metal: Bronze
  • Size: 1" Across, 1 5/8" - Tall Prefect pendant size for both a lady or gentleman
  • Bail: This Cross has an intact original bail with a 2mm opening. Originally it would have been attached to a loop for wearing. We have added bronze loops to the cross very similar to what the original would have been, which accommodate up to a 6mm chain or leather cord. These loops can be removed at your request.

Roberts Notes: This is beautiful in hand. The original very crude cross "blank" may have been made by pouring bronze into a carved wood or stone mold. But it was finished by filing down the rough edges and carving the markings in it. Truly hand-made, over a 1000 years ago. Youc an still see the file marks in different spots! When we "adopted" it, it was heavily encrusted. I gently restored it to its original condition. When you hold it, you can see it was worn for many years by a faithful believer, possibly passed from generation to generation. It is now ready to be worn again, many hundreds of years after it was hand crafted.

 Your Byzantine Cross Necklace Comes Complete with:

  1. A detailed, three-Page, full color, Certificate of Authenticity that includes the History and Meaning of the Byzantine Cross, customized with the picture of your Cross researched and written by April Knecht
  2. The Treasure Hunters Gazette
  3. A leather cord or chain of your choice.
  4. A Velvet Box
  5. A Treasure Jewelry Care Card 

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