Romanov Tercentenary Commemorative Cross
Olovianishnikova P.I. synov'ia (firm)
Silver and Enamel
W 1.5 in x H 2 in
Transfer. Holy Trinity Monastery. 1992
Tercentenary Commemorative Cross given to members of the clergy for the 300th anniversary of the Romanov Dynasty (1613-1913). Silver gilt equilateral cross with white, green, blue and red enamel on front. Cross is surmounted by the "Cap of Monomakh". Three tear-drop shapes at bottom of cross. On reverse in red enamel is inscription in Church Slavonic: ГОСПОДЕМЪ ЦАРIЕ ЦАРСТВУЮТЪ ("By the Lord kings rule"); monograms of Czars Mikhail and Nicholas II; 1613-1913 in Slavonic numerals; Romanov coat of arms on top. Cross is on 23"-long brass chain.
Belonged to Archimandrite Sergii (Romberg) (1920-1992), who wore it as a pectoral cross. Transferred to museum after his death.
Inscriptions & Markings
Marks: delta, kokoshnik facing right, 88 in oval; O.Cеи in rectangle.