Amateur metal detector finds crucifix


#1

…that may change the historical record of Christianity: independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/amateur-metal-detector-finds-crucifix-which-may-change-historical-record-a6936301.html. I love the design. I’d love to own one like it. :heart:


#2

Cool.

Maybe he can get the design 3-D printed.

ICXC NIKA


#3

Not a crucifix of Jesus


#4

That is really interesting. I have never seen a crucifix like that before.


#5

Wow. That is very cool. Thank you for posting!


#6

It absolutely is. We have another example that is virtually identical, the Birka Crucifix, that was found in Sweden worn by a person buried in a very early Catholic cemetery. The provenance is pretty strong. It’s also in the shape of a Greek cross (where both bars are equal length), which is what we would expect to find in the region at that time.

Source: I am a professional historian


#7

:thumbsup:


#8

Is it bronze? Can it be dated?


#9

The one just found is gold. And it has been dated to about the same time as the one Rolltide mentioned–about 15 years older, as I understand it.


#10

Beautiful Cross, something about it reminds me of the cross the Franciscans use, it is a bit personable. What is that the Franciscans use? San Damiano? Something like that.


#11

Denmark apologized to United Kingdom in just the last 10 years for the Vikings invading around the year 1000 AD; so the timeline on finding a crucifix in Denmark is a bit interesting.

historytoday.com/richard-cavendish/archbishop-aelfheah-canterbury-murdered-vikings

I can’t find a story on that apology but I’m sure it exists somewhere.


#12

It is beautiful.


#13

Just thought I’d mention that you can find very nice replicas of these for sale. If you do a search for “Birka crucifix” you’ll see some on Etsy and eBay, and I’m sure other places, too. I would provide some links, but it’s against CAF rules.


#14

:rolleyes:


#15

You will know then that field of history has so many debates about multiple things also then. Not trying to argue just saying.


#16

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