Elaborate Iron Cross

Elaborate Iron Cross.
One of the most interesting artifacts from the forge is this elaborate iron cross. The interior of the socket, meant to be mounted on a staff, and the interiors of the orbs are of brass. Traces of the original gilding can be seen near the center of the cross. It is not certain whether it is of Roman Catholic or Anglican origin. If it is the former, it brings to mind Calvert's wish to maintain Avalon as a religiously-tolerant colony, the first in British North America.

Reproduced by permission of the Colony of Avalon Foundation, Ferryland, Newfoundland, © 2001.

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