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The fall of Rome followed the adoption of Christianity and the eastern portion of the Roman Empire carried on as the Byzantine Empire with its capital in Constantinople. Christian Pilgrims would journey from Europe to the Holy Land stopping at sacred sites, such as saint’s burials, along the way. Some wore reliquary crosses such as this which were hollow backed to house holy relics like the hair of a saint or splinter of the true cross. This is an especially fine example, about 1 5/8" (1.63”) high with a figure of Christ with hands raised in the orans posture.  The left hand holding a fish(?). The rendition is typical of Dark Ages iconography as found on church walls and in stone. Professionally refurbished with the 24karat gold overlay restored, on an 18” modern gilt neck chain for contemporary wear. Jewelry gift boxed with a certification of authenticity.

Stock Number: B8497


or $125.00 + $45.45 for 11 months.

Certificate of Authenticity

All items purchased from Faganarms are accompanied by a signed and dated Certificate of Authenticity with the name of the item and its unique item number for future reference.

Certificates are suitable for display with your item, and can easily be mounted in a 8½" x 5½" frame. Our certificates are printed on an acid free 65lb cardstock. This means your certification will not turn yellow or deteriorate over time.


Extended Payment Plans

Faganarms offers two types of payment plans to help you purchase this special piece for your collection.

Standard Payment Plan (4 Months)

For orders totaling $100 or more, our Standard Payment Plan is available to all of our customers. The total is split into 4 equal payments with the first payment required as a deposit. The balance will be due within 4 months, and your order will be shipped to you upon receipt of the final payment.

Pay just $156.25 today with 3 additional monthly payments of $156.25.

Extended Payment Plan (12 Months)

For orders totaling $600 or more, our Extended Payment Plan is available to all of our customers. A deposit of 20% is required, following 11 equal monthly payments.

Pay just $125.00 today with 11 additional monthly payments of $45.45.

All payment plans are extended as a courtesy to our customers with no interest or fees.
It's important that the payment schedule be followed. Your order will be shipped upon receipt of final payment.

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