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Gilt bronze. 9th century. Complying with 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 one of those, dating 900-1000 AD. 1 1/8” height, of elegant form and symmetrical proportions with expanded tip beams and a central square.

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  • Condition

    Professionally refurbished with the gold overlay restored.

    Starting Bid

    $1.00

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    • 10%

    Medieval Christian Converts Cross

    Auction ended on Sun, Mar 26, 2017
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    Estimate $100 - $200
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