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NON-IRISH ANTIQUITY : GIRONA FINDS

Object Name

Cross of the Knights of Malta

Description

'Cross of the order of St John, Gold 'Maltese' Cross, each arm divided into two points; at the top is a suspension loop carrying a spiral of gold wire. Between each arm of the Cross is a small fleur-de-lys-like motif. The surface is keyed for white enamel, a small amount of which is extant. Belonged to Fabricio Spinola, Captain of the Girona'. From Flanagan, L. (1988) Ireland's Armada Legacy, p.192

Materials

gold and white enamel

Place Collected


Catalogue Number

BELUM.BGR.2

Copyright

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