Crusades period. Gilt bronze, 1 1/8” high with a centered cross beam. Each beam terminal with a large circular terminal. The beam junction with a raised edge square enclosing a saltire on each side. Worn to identify as a Christian when failing to convert could cost your life. Surface textured from burial. Professionally refurbished with the 24k gold surface restored. On a modern polished leather neck cord for contemporary wear. Gift boxed with a certificate of authenticity.