Ancient Art, Antiquities & Ancient Coins

Crusaders Period Gold Inlaid Ring 12th-14en Century AD

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Start price: £150

Estimated price: £300 - £500

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A silver ring with a round hoop and a circular bezel featuring an elaborate gold inlaid cross with three eight-pointed stars. The Cross, the principal symbol of Christianity, recalls the Crucifixion of Jesus Christ and the redeeming benefits of his Passion and death. The cross is thus a sign both of Christ himself and of the faith of Christians. The cross that the Crusaders wore on their robes was a symbol of martyrdom, and to die in combat was considered a great honour that assured a place in heaven. Size: D: 18.14mm / US: 8 / UK: P 1/2; 10.09g. From the collection of a Surrey gentleman, acquired on the Austrian Art Market around 2015.