Russian Orthodox Baptismal Cross - Handcrafted Solid 14kt Gold Cross Pendant
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Solid 14kt Gold Dimensions: 3/4″ wide by 1 3/8″ high
A popular Russian design given as an Orthodox cross for baptism. This design incorporates the St. Andrew Cross with extensive lettering “King of Glory” appears in Slavonic abbreviation at the top. IC XC for “Jesus Christ” is on the upper cross bar, “Sn Bzhii” for “Son of God” on the lower cross bar. At the base there is a skull with a G and an A on either side for “the skull of Adam”, and the letters MLRB for “the place of the skull has become Paradise”. To the left of the upright is a spear, and the right a staff with a sponge. On the reverse side is the Slavonic verse, “Let God arise, Let His enemies be scattered”.