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Russian Orthodox Scrollwork Cross 585 (14kt) Rose and White Gold
Orthodox Cross Pendant
- 585 (14kt) rose gold, 585 (14kt) white gold
- 25mm | 63/64"
- 13mm | 33/64"
This Russian Orthodox scrollwork cross made of 585 (14-karat) rose and white gold wins high marks for its timeless style and fine quality. The size of the cross makes it equally suitable for both women and children.
The cross is decorated with a meaningful inscriptions in Church Slavonic language praising the Christ and Christianity: ЦС (Царь Славы-The King of Glory), IHЦI (INRI) - Inscription nailed by Pontius Pilate to the top of the cross means "Иисус Назаретянский-Царь Иудейский" (in English "Jesus of Nazareth, King of the Jews", in Latin "Iesus Nazarenus, Rex Iudaeorum"), IC XC (Иисус Христос-Jesus Christ), NИКА (from the Greek verb nikē - conquest). This word at the base of the cross is reminiscent of the Appearance of the Cross with the inscription "In this sign thou shalt conquer" before the Emperor Constantine to signify the triumph of Christ's over death and hell. The reverse of the cross features an ever-present inscription "Спаси и сохрани" ("Protect and save me, oh my God").