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I am trying to find the age of a silver cross that I have found on a site that had a benedictine priory on it from 1149 to 1540.

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I believe that clues to its age are the use of a two bar Patriarchal Cross with "IHC" on the top bar.

Jesus' head is bowed

No wound mark in the abdomen, although wound marks on the hands and feet.

I would appreciate any advice as to age that you could provide.

Thanks Kev Johnstone

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  • A Cross with a Corpus on it, is a Crucifix. – Ken Graham Jan 3 '18 at 20:27
  • Thanks Ken, any ideas on age? – Kevin Johnstone Jan 3 '18 at 20:48
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    If it is from a Benedictine site, have you reached out to any Benedictine monasteries? Try Ampleforth Abbey in England or even Portsmouth Abbey in the US. Email the abbot. They should point you in the right direction and be interested in your project. – guest37 Jan 4 '18 at 4:33
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    Jesus' Dad has existed from all eternity. – Andreas Blass Sep 16 '18 at 21:18

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