RARE LARGE VIKING-STYLE MEDIEVAL 10-13th CENTURY BRONZE "BUDDED" CROSS PENDANT

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Seller: godblessyou21 (798) 100%, Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Ships to: US & many other countries, Item: 202567789691 Beautifully preserved, ancient larger Cross pendant from an early Christian period featuring ancient "budded" design with a small image of the cross in the centerpiece, and large solid necklace bale/loop. Handmade, cast from bronze or similar copper alloy. Similar objects are often called "Viking" crosses and are dated c.10th-13th century (according to the available literature; please see the last picture for the listing). Good antique condition, slightly bent, has few superficial dents and scratches, and worn out likely due to age and devotional wearing by several generations, has beautiful, original uncleaned green- to gray patina from the past centuries. The size of the pendant is shown on the photographs for this listing. Authentic ancient symbol of Christian faith. The style of the pendant is also similar to the early cruciform pendants of Celtic or Northern European (Scandinavian) origin. Similar crosses are often described as 10-11th century "Viking" crosses. Such crosses traveled across Europe during the Viking Age, a period of Nordic military, mercantile and demographic expansion reaching the Byzantine Empire, France, Italy, Baltic nations and Ancient Russia (Rus). Please examine all photographs carefully and do your own research if necessary. Please note that photographs are an important part of the item's description. The U.S. quarter coin, measuring meter and a decorative stone are not for sale, and photographed with the item in order to provide a size reference or artistic background. Please ask all questions before making a purchase. There are no guarantees with the listing because most items are original vintage or antique objects that are quite old. All items are sold "as is" with no returns because of a change of mind offered. Shipping and handling is free for the continental US. International buyers, please ask me for a shipping quote prior to buying. Please note that customs regulations differ from country to country, and it is a buyer's responsibility to ensure that any customs fees or other duties collected by the buyer's country are paid and satisfied in full. Condition: Used, Condition: Beautifully preserved, ancient larger Cross pendant from an early Christian period featuring ancient "budded" design with a small image of the cross in the centerpiece, and large solid necklace bale/loop. Handmade, cast from bronze or similar copper alloy. Similar objects are often called "Viking" crosses and are dated c.10th-13th century (according to the available literature; please see the last picture for the listing). Good antique condition, slightly bent, has few superficial dents and scratches, and worn out likely due to age and devotional wearing by several generations, has beautiful, original uncleaned green- to gray patina from the past centuries. The size of the pendant is shown on the photographs for this listing. Authentic ancient symbol of Christian faith., Country/Region of Manufacture: Unknown, Material: Bronze or similar copper alloy, Type: Viking-style cruciform pendant

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