Gilt bronze, just under 5/8” in total height. An armorial device, nesting crescents [?] indicative of a noble owner. It appears to be two inverted crescents that would refer to distinguished military service of the owner’s forbears against Muslims during the crusades. During the Third Crusade (1189-1192,) France, allied with England and the Holy Roman Empire retook Acre and Jaffa, but failed to retake Jerusalem. It is in this crusade that Richard I (The Lionheart) of England was captured, while his brother John, ruthlessly ruled England, the basis for the Legend of Robin Hood. Professionally refurbished with the 24karat gold surface restored and suspended from an 18” modern gilt sterling silver neck chain. Gift boxed with certificate of authenticity.