This is a Large and handsome Greek Pectoral Silver Cross, with its Original and very Heavy Silver Chain and Original Presentation Box...made in France for the Patriarch.
The Silver Cross is inlaid with Cobalt Blue Enamel and is approx. 4" tall. On the reverse is a Loop to attach to the accompanying Silver chain, and a raised disc with Greek letters.
The Chain is hand made of large and heavy solid silver links. The Chain itself is approx. 58" long when stretched out, with a possible 24" drop when worn, and has a "Lobster Claw Clasp" that is marked "925".
The Cross and Chain are each hallmarked with what appear to be French & possibly Greek Hallmarks, a bit smudged and hard to decipher. We believe it was produced during the early 20th Century, by reviewing the type of Box and the Construction of the Cross. Everything is in Mint condition....
The Original Red Leather Box is silver stamped on the cover in Greek: "Ecumenical Patriarchate" (the Orthodox equivalent of the Papal Seal)...this Pectoral Cross was possibly given to a Bishop of the Church by the Greek Patriarch.
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