Priest’s silver pectoral cross

Cross, pectoral

Materials:

Silver

Dimensions:

H 5.375 in x W 2.625 in x D .312 in

Accession Number:

4.2011

Credit Line:

Purchase. 2010-09-10

Description

Silver priest’s pectoral cross on chain, relief image of Christ on cross. On front is engraved:“ГДЬ ЦРЬ СЛВЫ IС ХС НИКА” on cross, “I.H.Ц.I” over Christ’s head on crucifix, “ г.а.” under skull. On back is engraved: “ОБРАЗЪ БУДИ ВѢРНЫМЪ СЛОВОМЪ, ЖИТIEMЪ, ЛЮБОВIЮ, ДУХОМЪ, ВѢРОЮ, ЧИСТОТОЮ. [а тiмоѳ д. вi] ЛѢТА ["1896" in Slavonic numerals] МАЯ ДI ДНЯ,” incised cypher of Nicholas II.

Inscriptions & Markings

Мark: “Ц(?)Н” or “НП” in oval; “84” and St. George facing left in oval. Mark on chain: “ВД” in rectangle; “84”, kokoshnik facing left, “АС” in oval.