1096-1291. Circular, pierced with a cross potent, i.e. with "crutches" at the beam ends. That form is also known as the Crusader's cross, having been an element in the arms of Godfrey Bouillon which he wore during the First Crusade. Godfrey of Bouillon was a Frankish Knight of the First Crusade, known as Baron of the Holy Sepulcher and the Crusader King, ruler of the Kingdom of Jerusalem following its victorious siege in the First Crusade. For that reason, it is also known as the Jerusalem Cross. This example is well detailed with flat face outer ring and slender beam cross with "crutches" formed by scroll ends. The center beam has a central stipple line which is repeated at the cross beam ends. The back is plain. It is just over 7/8" diameter (0.90”) plus the intact suspension loop. Professionally refurbished with the pure silver overlay restored, on a modern Sterling silver neck chain, jewelry gift boxed with certificate of authenticity. An actual pendant is worn by a crusader nearly 1000 years ago!
Stock Number: B2384

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