Crusaders Era Silver Ring 10th 12th Century AD

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A silver flat band and Bolnisi type cross shaped bezel; 20.24mm internal diameter,2.36 grams. Acquired on the Belgium art market. The Bolnisi cross (Georgian: ბოლნური ჯვარი bolnuri ǰvari) is a cross symbol, taken from a 5th-century ornament at the Bolnisi Sioni church, which came to be used as a national symbol of Georgia.

It is a variant of the cross pattée popular in Christian symbolism of late antiquity and the early medieval period. The same symbol gave rise to cross variants used during the Crusades, the Maltese cross of the Knights Hospitaller and (via the Jerusalem cross and the Black cross of the Teutonic Order) the Iron cross used by the German military.

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Weight 24.20 g

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