Ethiopia: Three coptic Neck Cross Pendants
of the Coptic Orthodox Church
In the 15th century King Za'ra Ya'cob enacted a degree, which told that all christs should wear a cross around their necks. This is why ethiopians receive at their baptism a neck string, to which a neck cross - as shown here - can be attached later.
||Normally an aloy of silver, copper and nickel.
||3.3 - 4.3 cm =
= 1.3 - 1.7 inches
||2.4 - 3.2 cm =
= 0.9 - 0.0 inches
||26 g = = 0 oz