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Byzantine Cross - Symbol of Faith - Constantinople - Pendant - 925 Sterling Silver

Byzantine Cross - Symbol of Faith - Constantinople - Pendant - 925 Sterling Silver

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The slanted line reminds us of the two thieves on both sides of the cross. One of them to the right of Christ ascended to Heaven, while the other one sank to Hell. Thus bottom bar of the cross is like the scale of justice and its points show the way to the Hell and Heaven.
The design of this magnificent cross originates from actual byzantine museum artifacts from the east-roman empire c. 11 AD. This cross is a magnificent piece as it is multi-layered and beautifully made in true Byzantine rhythm with a staggering full weight in solid sterling silver. The cross and minor crosses depicted naturally refer to the most sacred symbol in Christianic faith, however the Byzantine elements are striking both in the cross-patee (outwardly graduating thicker 'arms', this also being a characteristic of the Knight's Templar and Maltese cross which were to folow chronologically) as is also very characteristic, the intricate ball/core of the cross which is typical of asia-minor and Constantinople artisanship.
The cross is crafted with extra care in 925 Sterling Silver. A perfect anniversary gift idea for your beloved one. It was made in Greece, stands 1.1 inches high 0.8 inches width and weighs approximately 4 g.(26)

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