18th Century. (Along with original silver chain)
Sterling silver gilded Orthodox necklace cross, with a three-barred cross and Slavonic and Greek lettering on the front. On the reverse, there is more Slavonic lettering. The clasp is inscribed with ☧, the "Chi-Rho" symbol of the early Christians, which is an image of the precious Cross depicted by means of the first two letters of "Christ" in Greek.
2 3/8” x 1 ½” (6 x 4 cm) cross, 15 ¾” (40 cm)