Material: silver, 84 zolotniki (875/1000).


Cross with spear and hyssop stem.


Inscription: "King of Glory, Jesus Christ, Son of God".


Back: Psalm 68: 1/2: “God rises, His enemies are scattered; those who hate him flee from his face. "


The Russian cross also "Orthodox Cross", Byzantine Cross or Slavic Cross is a special form of the Latin cross in heraldry with two horizontal and one inclined cross arms:


The top, short cross arm represents the titulus board on which the inscription INRI was to be read when Jesus was crucified , the initials for the Latin phrase Iesus Nazarenus Rex Iudaeorum - "Jesus of Nazareth, King of the Jews".


The middle, longer cross arm was intended to attach the arms of a crucified person.


The lower, inclined cross arm represents the suppedaneum (supporting footplate, footstep, footstool) on which the crucified were placed.

Russian cross | Baptismal cross | Silver | 24872

SKU: 24872
  • Original antique Russian Orthodox cross

    Certificate of authenticity from an independent expert at the Vienna Dorotheum
  • Age

    Moscow 1872
  • Size

    5.3 x 3.1 cm (2.1 x 1.2 in)

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