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19th Century Knights Templar Cross & Crown
6.5 x 5 pica
100+ year old cut that features the Knights Templar cross and crown symbol. Knights Templar or the Order of the Temple were among the most famous of the Western Christian military orders. The organization existed for approximately two centuries in the Middle Ages. It was founded in the aftermath of the First Crusade of 1096, its original purpose to ensure the safety of the many Christians who made the pilgrimage to Jerusalem after its conquest.
Solid foundry cast alloy with electrotype copper face.
No foundry identification marking.