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Large example, just under 3 3/8” (3.32”) height of native base silver with characteristic quaint charm. The cross of near rectangular form with the beams broadened, pierced with lattice and the beam terminals crossed with crutches. Each, further decorated with a diamond inscribed with a saltire resulting in trefoil beam ends. Christianity in Ethiopia is traceable to the first century, the time of Christ, and the persecution of Christians. The New Testament (Acts8:26-36) records Philip the Evangelist’s conversion of an Ethiopian court official in the first century.  Wonderful genuine age character, with some wear. Suspended from an 18” modern black leather neck cord. Jewelry gift boxed with a certificate of authenticity.
Stock Number: B8265

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