Vintage Scandinavian 830 Silver Detailed Dagmar Cross Necklace Pendant

Vintage Scandinavian 830 Silver Detailed Dagmar Cross Necklace Pendant

Code: 18792

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For sale is a Vintage Scandinavian 830 Silver Detailed Dagmar Cross Necklace Pendant.

 
 
This cross measures 4cm in height x 2.8cm in width. This weighs 3.8 grams. 
 
A pectoral cross now well known as the Dagmar Cross was found lying on the breast of Queen of Denmark Dagmar’s (1186 - 1212) remains when the tomb was opened in 1683. In 1695 the cross was donated to the National Gallery of Denmark. The jewel of Byzantine design and workmanship, is of gold, enamelled, having on one side a crucifix, and on the other side portraits of Christ in the center, St Basil, St John Chrysostom, Mary the Virgin and St John the Apostle-Evangelist. In 1863, King Frederik VII of Denmark donated a replica of the cross to Princess Alexandra of Denmark, daughter of the later King Christian IX of Denmark when she married the Prince of Wales, later King Edward VII of England.
Since then, The Dagmar Cross has become a traditional symbol given as a gift on special occasions such as christenings, confirmation and weddings.
 
This will be sent via Royal Mail 1st class signed for and dispatched within two working days.