7th-10th centuries. 1 5/8” height including the suspension loop. Broad beams, the cross beam centered with a square at the junction. Comprising two identical crosses, each with a hollow back, pin hinged at both ends forming a cavity inside which held a sacred relic or substance. This example complete as made and never opened. The original contents are presumably intact. Carried by European Pilgrims traveling to the Holy Land to visit the land where Christ lived and died. Professionally refurbished with the 24karat gold overlay restored, on a polished leather neck cord for contemporary wear.