Ornate iron cross

Iron cross as unearthed.
Ornate iron cross which has the interior of the orbs, and the socket into which a wooden shaft was fitted, lined with brass. Traces of gold on the surface indicate that the cross was once gilt. Its origin remains a mystery. It was in the forge at the time it was destroyed around the mid-17th century.
Reproduced by permission of the Archaeology Unit, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John's, Newfoundland.

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