Small pendant, in the shape of the cross of Santiago de Compostela.
Length: 2,7 cm
Width: 1,2 cm
Metal: Sterling Silver (925mm)
Enamel: Fire enamel.
What is the cross of Santiago? *
The Cross of Santiago is a Latin gules cross simulating a sword, with the arms finished in fleur de lis and a panela on the hilt. Its shape is said to have originated in the time of the Crusades, when knights carried small crosses with a sharp bottom to nail them to the ground and perform their daily devotions.
The three fleurs-de-lis represent unblemished honor, which refers to the moral traits of the Apostle's character.
The sword represents the chivalric character of the apostle Santiago and his form of martyrdom, beheaded with a sword. It can also symbolize, in a sense, taking up the sword in the name of Christ.
* WikiPedia source.