Beautifully crafted in sterling silver is this Crusader cross also known is the Jerusalem cross or five-fold cross. It is a heraldic cross with origins tracing back to the 11th century. Highly symbolic, the meaning is variously given as the Five Wounds of Christ, Christ and the four evangelists, or Christ and the four quarters of the world.
This wonderful dimensional representation of the Jerusalem cross is finely detailed with wire work. The cross pendant is suspended on a substantial hand crafted sterling chain.
Marked POB, Taxco Mexico 925, very faint eagle stamp, pendant measures 2-3/4" by 2", chain length 28". Excellent condition.
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