Impressive Medieval/Tudor silver Tau cross pendant

Impressive Medieval/Tudor silver Tau cross pendant

Code: 11419

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This is a large and impressive silver pectoral crucifix pendant, dating to the late 15th - early 16th century. The cross is formed as a 'T' known as a 'Tau Cross' was associated with Saint Anthony (the Great), worn as a talisman, to protect the wearer from the plague and infectious disease. This pendant is profusely decorated with foliate design, engraved, and stippled. Each angle is set with a decorative rosette and it retains the original suspension ring. This is an exceptional item, in excellent and museum-worthy condition. It was originally found in the North of England and recently acquired from an old Lincolnshire collection. Marvelous in all respects!

OBJECT: Tau Cross Pendant

CULTURE: Medieval/Tudor

DATE: c. 1450 - 1550 AD

MATERIAL: Silver

SIZE: 40mm x 37mm x 6mm

WEIGHT: 13.40 grams

PROVENANCE: Formerly the property of a Lincolnshire Collector