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Sterling Silver Suppedaneum Cross Pendant

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$50.00 USD
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I created this cross design while watching the television show Vikings. One of a characters was interacting with the Rus who were Christian and this is the design of their cross. The cross is made from 12 gauge Sterling Silver wire soldered and is 1 1/2 inches long and 1/2 inch wide and comes on an 18 inch faux leather cord with a 2 inch extender. Also known as the Russian cross, Slavic, Slavonic cross, or Orthodox, East Orthodox, Russian Orthodox cross. A three-barred cross in which the short top bar represents the inscription over Jesus' head, and the lowest (usually slanting) short bar, placed near the foot, represents his footrest (in Latin, suppedaneum). This cross existed in a slightly different form (with the bottom crossbeam pointing upwards) in Byzantium, and it was changed and adopted by the Russian Orthodox Church and especially popularized in the East Slavic countries.