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Ancient Byzantine Copper Cross c.AD 600-1100 (Standard Group)

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Ancient Byzantine Copper Cross c.AD 600-1100 (Standard Group)
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Why add a Byzantine Copper Cross to your collection of ancient Christian artifacts?

The cross became a common religious symbol within the Byzantine Empire with the establishment of Christianity as the official religion of the Empire around AD 323 by Emperor Constantine I (the Great). Considered the first Christian Emperor, ruling from AD 306-337, Constantine I is also viewed as the founder of the Byzantine Empire, having established a new Roman capitol as Constantinople, built on the site of the ancient Greek colony of Byzantium.

A Developing Symbol of Conversion to Christianity

With Constantine's transition to Christianity, imagery of Pagan gods on such items as coinage and standards were replaced by Christian symbols, the most common the Chi Rho. The Chi Rho was an early Byzantine symbol created from the letters "XP," Greek abbreviation for "to Christ," resembling the Latin style cross used to represent Christianity in the Empire in later centuries.

ModernCoinMart's collection of medium size Copper Crosses vary in size from 1"-3" in length, found in the regions of the Holy Land, the Balkans and Near East. Each cross is an authentic artifact, produced in the 7th-12th centuries AD as a symbol of the strength of, and the civilization's dedication to, the conversion to Christianity within the Byzantine Empire. Each cross is unique, possibly engraved with religious designs or inscriptions, varying slightly in style and shape, which may include a hole suitable for hanging or use as a pendant.

Purchase a genuine Copper Cross symbolizing the Byzantine Empire's dramatic transition to Christianity from MCM now!


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