Curious cross

(Puzzle 021)

There are hundreds of crosses on this website, many of which share common features. This one is quite a unique combination of several features.

Trondheim Cross

Kryss Anheng
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This is quite different from the hundreds of other crosses on this website.

The photo on the right was kindly sent to us by a lady who says the piece might be from Portugal. The horizontal beam is 2.5cm (1") and the vertical shaft is 4 cm (1½"). The cross is voided and inlaid with mineral, coral, possibly abalone shell.

There are similarities with the Thor Cross, a popular favourite of Neopagans, but the mosaic of inlaid seashells are encased in brass alloy rather than a basic metal such as iron, copper, silver, gold or a rare -ium.

So what is it? See Trondheim Cross.

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