Coptic

Widely used in the Coptic and Ethiopian and Eritrean Churches, Coptic crosses serve as the foundation for and are sometimes considered synonymous with Ethiopian crosses. Used in the Coptic Church this type of cross is made up of two lines of equal length that intersect at the middle at right angles. Each line ends in three points that represent the Trinity of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Older Coptic crosses sometimes included a centered or top circle, which, in the Coptic Church, represents the eternal and everlasting love of God that is demonstrated in Christ’s Crucifixion and resurrection, a central belief in Coptic doctrine. Coptic crosses rarely include the body of Christ.

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  • Antique Ethiopian Coin Silver “Fleury” Cross (E335ZCE) $275

    $275.00
    H: 2.75″    W: 1.75 ”  |   FREE SHIPPING!

    This exquisite and unique Ethiopian Orthodox Cross is a modified Fleury Cross, each arm ending with three-part rounded finals with narrow borders enclosing a floral pattern creating visual harmony and symmetry The piece is large but light and delicate with finely crafted and pleasing dimensions. It is in excellent condition with a warm patina and signs of wear consistent with age and use.

     

  • Antique Ethiopian Coin Silver Coptic Crucifix (E334NCK) $325

    $325.00
    Ht: 1.875  W: 1.687  |  FREE SHIPPING!

    The antique Coptic Ethiopian Cross is unique as it is in crucifix form with an image of Christ, rarely used in the Coptic tradition. This delicate yet powerful pendant reflects the mastery of the skilled craftsman who created it. Using the lost wax process, it was embellished a with the Christ figure and decorative arm ornaments, making it a wonderful one-of-a-kind pendant with a warm patina and signs of wear consistent with age and use. The necklace chain necklace is not included.

     

  • Antique Ethiopian Coin Silver Fleury Cross (E338ZCE) $175

    $175.00
    Ht: 2.563  W: 2.063  |  FREE SHIPPING!

    This wonderful Coptic Cross is in the form of a Fleury or floriated trefoil cross with the end of each arm splayed into three pointed lobes representing the Trinity. The body is embellished with parallel rows of small granulates which results in a vibrant textured surface.

     

     

  • Antique Ethiopian Coptic “Cross Pattée” (E328TCE)

    $175.00
    Ht: 2.625″  W: 1.625″  | FREE SHIPPING!

    This elegant antique Ethiopian Coptic cross was fashioned as a Cross Pattée with flaring arms that narrow towards the center and expand to its end. Often crosses made prior to the 20th century in small villages by skilled local metal smiths were simpler, yet they are strikingly beautiful and powerful. This weighty piece was made using the lost-wax process to create a one-of-a-kind pendant, embellished with six round protruding bosses and etched dots added after the lost wax process. The chain necklace is not included.

     

  • Antique Ethiopian Coptic Coin Silver “Fleury” Cross (E339DCE) $175

    $175.00
    Ht: 2.375″  W: 1.937″  | FREE SHIPPING!

    This magnificent Ethiopian-Cross is a Fleury or floriated trefoil cross with the end of each arm splayed out into three pointed lobes with ends in decorative clusters of three bosses representing the Trinity. The body is embellished with parallel rows of small granulates resulting in a wonderfully textured surface. The bosses and granulates were added after the lost wax process, making this a remarkable and unique one-of-a-kind work or art.

    The chain necklace is not included.

  • Antique Ethiopian Coptic Cross Pattée (E329QCE)

    $175.00
    Ht: 3.125″  W: 1.75″  |  FREE SHIPPING!

    This antique Ethiopian Cross combines several cultural traditions: an Egyptian round ankh surmounted on rounded cross pattée with flaring arms that narrow towards the center. This striking pendant is heavy and large with a massive presence softened by its smooth surface and simple elegance. Prior to the 20th-century, pendant crosses were often made in small villages by skilled local metal smiths that were simpler, yet strikingly beautiful and powerful.

  • Antique Ethiopian Coptic Cross Pattée (E330ZCE)

    $165.00
    Ht: 2.625″  W: 1.5″  | FREE SHIPPING

    This simple but elegant Coptic Cross displays a commonly used tradition of including a circle surmounted on a Latin cross based on the Egyptian ankh set on a variation of a Cross Pattée with flaring arms. This unassuming yet striking pendant is heavy and large with a massive presence that is softened by its smooth surface and simple elegance.

  • Antique Ethiopian Latin Cross (E333GCE) $195

    $195.00
    Ht: 2.75″  W: 1.81″  |  FREE SHIPPING!

    This simple elegant Ethiopian Cross pendant is a plain Latin Cross, the universal symbol of Christianity,  surmounted by a raised rounded cross in the center.  Although it is heavy with a distinct and massive feel, its soft edges and matted surface from years of wear impart a feeling of grace and warmth. Crosses made prior to the 20th century in small villages by skilled local metal smiths were simpler, yet they are strikingly beautiful and powerful. Made using the lost-wax process, each is a one-of-a-kind work of art. The necklace chain is not included.

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  • Antique/Vintage Ethiopian Coptic Cross, Axum (E325ZLX) $150

    $150.00
     Ht: 2.5″  W: 1.325″  |  FREE SHIPPING!

    The top of this early 20th century Ethiopian Cross is circular with pierced and etched circles enclosing a stylized cross. The circle reflects the Egyptian ankh but was reinterpreted by Copts to symbolize Christ’s halo, divinity and resurrection. The three arms are decorated with an etched crisscross matrix on the front and end in stylized rectangles. A stylized Cross-Pattée with flaring arms is enclosed in the center.  The necklace chain necklace is not included.

     

  • Vintage Ethiopian Axum Coin Silver Coptic Cross (E306YBL) $75

    $75.00
    Ht: 3.25  W: 1.625″  | FREE SHIPPING!

    This large and heavy vintage Axum cross is centered with a never-ending knot created by pierced geometric forms enhanced by etched lines.  The flared arms have modified rectangle that may represent the Ark of the Covenant. The knotted endless lines thwart malevolent beings from entering or reaching the wearer and conquer demons by trapping them.  Using the lost wax technique, it is a one-of-a-kind  pendant. The chain necklace is not included.

     

  • Vintage Ethiopian Axum Coptic Cross (E310YBL)

    $70.00
    Ht: 2.44″  W: 1.56″  |  FREE SHIPPING!

    This vintage Coptic Axum cross pendant has a circle on top with pierced cutouts and the body has extended arms ending in stylized rectangles with etched circles decorated with etched cross-hatching. The squares at the arms ends may represent the Ark of the Covenant. The stamped circles are “protective eyes” to deflect misfortune and avert the “evil eye.” Made using the lost wax technique, it is a one of a kind piece. The chain necklace is not included.

     

     

  • Vintage Ethiopian Axum Coptic Cross (E311YBL)

    $70.00
    Ht: 3″  W: 2.62″  |  FREE SHIPPING

    This vintage Ethiopian cross pendant was crafted hand in Axum, known for its crosses with religious geometric shapes and symbols and apotropaic symbols to provide protection to the wearer. The center with cutouts and etched linear decorations simulates an endless knot to entangle malevolent spirits and the small incised circles on the arms are “protective eyes” that are believed to be able to bring blessings, deflect misfortune and avert the “evil eye.”  The chain necklace is not included.

     

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