Constantine the Great Chi Rho Cross Champlevé and Cloisonné

CAD$ 90.00

Design in Classic Byzantine art style. The Chi Rho sign in the middle is one of the earliest forms of Christogram, and is used by Eastern Orthodox Christians even today. It is formed by superimposing the first two (capital) letters chi and rho (ΧΡ) of the Greek word “ΧΡΙΣΤΟΣ” = KRistos = Christ in such a way to produce the monogram.
The legend says that in the night before the Battle of the Milvian Bridge, Roman Emperor Constantine the Great had a vison and ordered his soldiers to put the Chi-Rho symbol on their shields and military standards. Later he made Christianity official religion of Roman Empire.
Technique: Champlevé and Cloisonné
Material: Britannia Silver .958
Finish: Mirror front, Matte back and sides
Enamel: Glass enamel kiln fired at 800 degree Celsius
Weight Approximate: 12.1 grams
Size Approximate: 34 mm big diameter x 1.8 mm
Available Colours as per WG Ball Enamels catalogue:
Transparent Royal Blue enamel with Rosewood enamel flowers, Plain Black Enamel with Bright Red enamel flowers, Transparent Blue-Green Enamel with Light Blue enamel flowers, Plain black enamel – body and flowers, Write us an e-mail in About Us section for Custom colours!