9th-10th century. Silvered bronze, 7/8" high. Centered cross beam and expanded beam terminals. A raised edge square with faint saltire at the beam junction. Silver restored and mounted on a modern Sterling silver chain. Saxons were late to accept Christianity and did so only after their defeat by Charlemagne in the early 9th century. It's possible that these crosses were worn as an indication of that acceptance and by extension, submission to Carolingian rule. 

Stock Number: A3261

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