Seller: kevisubar-0 (13) 100%, Location: Hamburg, Minnesota, Ships to: US & many other countries, Item: 264431822679 Vintage Hanging Brass Byzantine Cross Candle Holders Large hanging cross, full of symbolism - This Cross is not only showing Constantine the Great at the top on his horse, but also 2 double-headed eagles. On the sides are candle holders representing the light Constantine was seeing.'This is tarnished, but otherwise in nice condition. Measures 28" long x 16" wide*Please inspect the photos closely as they accurately represent the actual item you are bidding on and its' condition.I little more about the history of this cross: The Byzantine cross In the Orthodox Church, the cross that has been seen by Constantine the Great (270/288-337) is a very important symbol. Before the battle at Saxa Rubra (Milvian Bridge) he is said to have seen in the sky a very bright cross ("bright as many stars"). The message that he's been heard was: In hoc signo vinces. There is a difference between this cross of victory (Constantine won the battle) and the cross of crucifixion. In addition, it is also a representation of the bright cross they believe that will appear in the sky at the end of the World (Matthew 24:30).