Birka Cross (Gold) (Lapis)




Solid 14kt or 10kt Gold set with Lapis

Dimensions: 1 7/16″ wide by 1 5/8″ high

Gallery Byzantium’s Birka Cross is based on a 9th century Scandinavian
design of a grave find from Birka, Sweden. The original artifact is now a part of the Swedish History Museum’s collections.

Birka was founded in 831 by Saint Anskar and became Sweden’s first known Christian settlement. An important trading center in the medieval route of 8th and 9th century, Birka also served as the central Baltic link connecting Sandinavia, Kievan Rus’, and the Byzantine Empire.The influences of these contacts and trades can be seen in the Byzantine motifs of this piece.

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Additional information

Metal Type

10kt Yellow, 14kt Yellow


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