Antique Old Believer Crosses

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$62.00
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$62.00
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These crosses were made between 1800 and 1930 in Russia and were worn by Russian Orthodox Christians known as Old Believers. They're made of a mixed metal content of brass, bronze, and other metals. The reverse side features prayers and texts in Cyrillic (an alphabet used by many Slavic peoples, chiefly those with a historical allegiance to the Orthodox Church). The crossbar design featured on the front is symbolic of the St Andrews cross (St Andrew is the patron saint of Russia). These were often enameled and there remains evidence of this on these well worn crosses.

You will receive the exact cross in the photos.

This cross measures 41mm tall and 20mm wide (measuring the widest part of the cross).

These crosses are indeed old pieces and their condition reflect that. Worn edges and weathering are a product of time and love...not defects.

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