Jerusalem Cross Rosary Necklace - c. 1949
Item № C500.107
Origin: France, c. 1949
Authentic, one of a kind
Unique and rare two-sided Jerusalem Cross with finger rosary surround. The unique design incorporates the Jerusalem Cross with the word "Jerusalem" on reverse with stamp 800 for silver quality. The Jerusalem cross (also known as "Five-fold Cross", or "cross-and-crosslets") is a heraldic cross and Christian cross variant consisting of a large cross potent surrounded by four smaller Greek crosses, one in each quadrant. It was used as the emblem and coat of arms of the Kingdom of Jerusalem from the 1280s. While the symbol of the five-fold cross appears to originate in the 11th century, its association with the Kingdom of Jerusalem dates to the second half of the 13th century. The symbolism of the five-fold cross is variously given as the Five Wounds of Christ, Christ and the four evangelists, or Christ and the four quarters of the world. The symbolism of five crosses representing the Five Wounds is first recorded in the context of the consecration of the St Brelade's Church under the patronage of Robert of Normandy (before 1035); the crosses are incised in the church's altar stone. Strike marks on bale show craftsmanship, authenticity and quality of silver. Medal is .5 inches high, .5 inches wide. It hangs on a silver link chain, which adjusts up to 20 inches in length. Chain made in Italy.
Trésors blue are tiny pieces art and devotion. Also known as Médailles De Pelerinage" or "Medals of Pilgrimage," these little medals have had voyages from another generation, another life, another country. People of faith still undertake pilgrimages as a way of deepening their religious devotion, seeking miracles, spiritual healing, forgiveness, or for the journey itself. The experience is not solely about reaching the end, it is about what is endured, enjoyed, and learned along the way.
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