Medieval Bronze First Crusaders Cross 1096-1099AD W/COA
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Please See My Other items, click : other items This auction is for an AUTHENTIC MUSEUM QUALITY RARE ANCIENT FIRST CRUSADERS' BRONZE CROSS made by between 1096-1099 AD. (approximately 900 years old). It measures a MAGNIFICENT 2.25" tall. Truly a a STUNNING and SPECTACULAR piece, it is an awesome piece to hold, and even to wear, as it has a loop at top from which it was once suspended and worn by its original owner. It will come to you with a Certificate of Authenticity stating that it is as described in this auction. Own a piece of Medieval history you have only read about! PLEASE ask all questions, if any, BEFORE placing bid.
THE FIRST CRUSADEFor 200 years, Palestine was dominated by the Crusaders, who, following an appeal by Pope Urban II, came from Europe to recover the Holy Land from the infidels. In July 1099, after a five-week siege, the knights of the First Crusade and their rabble army captured Jerusalem , massacring most of the city's non-Christian inhabitants. Barricaded in their synagogues , the Jews defended their quarter, only to be burnt to death or sold into slavery. During the next few decades, the Crusaders extended their power over the rest of the country, through treaties and agreements, but mostly by bloody military victories. The Latin Kingdom of the Crusaders was that of a conquering minority confined ... read more