Ethiopia: Six 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.
||2.8 - 4.2 cm =
= 1.1 - 1.7 inches
||2.5 - 3.2 cm =
= 1.0 - 0.0 inches
||56 g = = 0 oz