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Lot 0068
  • Item: Medieval Christian Convert's Cross
  • Date: 9th century
  • Material: Gilt bronze
  • Size: .9 inch

    Charlemagne’s order that all conquered peoples convert to Christianity under penalty of death! The Franks rose to power and in 800 AD Charlemagne was the first Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire. Northern Europe and later Italy fell to his armies. The condition for peace was acceptance of Christianity, under penalty of death. Conversion was effective and Northern Europeans, primarily Saxons, wore small crosses to affirm their Christianity. This cross is of elegant early form and symmetrical proportions with trefoil tip beams and a central saltire to the front.

    All items purchased 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 8.5 x 5.5 inch frame. Our certificates are printed on an acid free 65 pound card stock. This means your certification will not turn yellow or deteriorate over time.

    No Reserve:
    This lot starts at $1 and has no reserve as a courtesy so that collectors can determine the true market value on this authentic item.

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  • Domestic: Flat-rate of $9.95 to anywhere within the contiguous U.S. (Free combined shipping in this auction)
  • International: Flat-rate of $12.95 to anywhere in the world (Free combined shipping in this auction)

    Authenticity:
    Photos, descriptions, and estimates were prepared with the utmost care by a fully certified expert and appraiser. All items in this sale are guaranteed authentic. Please contact us if there is a misrepresentation so that the item can be returned.

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    In the rare event that your purchase from this auction does not meet your expectations, Jasper52 specialists are here to help. If the item did not conform to the lot description in the sale, U.S. buyers may return the item for a full refund provided you notify Jasper52 within 5 days of receiving the item.
  • Condition

    Professionally refurbished with the gold overlay restored.

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    Medieval Christian Convert's Cross, 9th Century

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