Auction ended on May 15th, 2012

1023F: ETHIOPIAN COPTIC CROSS CUT FROM AUSTRIAN COIN.

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An Historic Relic, This Ethiopian Cross Was Cut From A Coin Known As A Silver Thaler. Minted In Austria From 1780, It Features Maria Theresa, Empress Of Austria And Mother Of Marie Antionette. Because Of Its Uniform Weight And Purity This Was The Most Widely Traded Coin In Northern Africa For More Than 150 Years. Many Of These Coins Were Melted Down To Make Jewelry In Ethiopia, Including Other Antique Coptic Christian Crosses. This Example Is The Finest Example We Have Ever Seen Of A Cross Cut Directly From This Coin. Please See Photograph Of The Cross Set On Top Of An Original Coin. This Cross Dates From The 1840-1900 Era. Coin Will Come Complete With 20" Sterling Silver Necklace, Certificate Of Authenticity, And Descriptive Brochure About This Fantastic Relic. Metal: Coin Silver

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