Silver Gilded Cross decorated with six faceted Amethysts and cut Crystals all round the Cross. Hallmarked after 1908 Petrograd, 84 standards Silver (875/1000), silversmith “NL” in Cyrillic for Nikita Lebedev, (PL #2733).
Size: L 6 1/4 in (16 cm), chain L 134 cm
This cross is a reward that is handed to the highest hierarchs of the Orthodox Church (Archbishops, Metropolitans and those equated to them). Such a cross can be silver or gold, depending on merit, often the Cross is worn together with Panagia.