1 7/8” height, silvered bronze. Early form with a centered cross beam with a rectangular block at the junction. Silvered bronze, the beam ends of intricate baluster and nub form. During the period, acceptance of Christianity was mandated by Charlemagne and his Frankish successors under penalty of death. A cross such as this served to demonstrate that profession and avoid retribution. Professionally refurbished with the silver surface restored, on modern sterling silver neck chain for modern wear. Gift boxed with a certificate of authenticity.