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Record ID: WMID-1006A0
Object type: RELIQUARY CROSS
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Milton Keynes
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An incomplete gold hollow cross pendant, perhaps used as a miniature reliquary, of late medieval date (15th century AD). The pendant is in the 'budded' cross or 'cross bottony' style, with each arm terminating in three semi-circular knops. The front of the pendant is decorated with five multi-petalled engraved flowers, one at the end of each arm and one in the centre. Multiple lines of tiny punched dots radiate out from each flower. The flowers separate the words of a black-letter inscription; across the arms is written 'crux florat' (meaning 'may the cross bloom' - appropriate for…
Created on: Wednesday 30th October 2013
Last updated: Tuesday 20th May 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Newport Pagnell', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WMID-115B76
Object type: RELIQUARY CROSS
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Description: An incomplete hollow gold cross pendant, perhaps used as a miniature reliquary, of medieval date (c. 15th century AD). The pendant is in the shape of a Maltese cross, with a concave curve at the end of each of the four flaring arms. The front of the pendant bears a black-letter inscription reading 'de cuer' (probably meaning 'from the heart', an amatory rather than a religious inscription). Each arm is filled with an engraved floral spray, consisting of a stem with foliage ending in a pair of engraved five-petalled flowers. The top and bottom arms have a longer stem an…
Created on: Wednesday 30th October 2013
Last updated: Wednesday 17th May 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Tamworth', grid reference and parish protected.


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