1230 to 1250 A.D
Cross of Edward the Confessor
Pictured below is a golden cross that was found by Colin Fisher in England on a metal detecting hunt. Recently posted on Treasure Hunting Magazines Facebook. The shiny gem that is engraved with Jesus crucified on a cross with a Saintly looking King holding up Jesus on the cross.
Having had a 60 second eye scan, historical guild symbols had caught my eye. Specifically the letter “E” for Emmanuel is found is two locations and a stack as I call it. Typical of the ancient guild artists works from paintings, engravings, government seals, arms, swords often seen with the Jacobites from the late 1600’s into the last 18th century!
Symbolism that represents Kings being seat at the right hand of God, their right to rule. The letter E is uniquley place on the right side of Jesus, but you don’t see it on the king wearing the crown. My interoperation is that this king is holding up the Church in his kingdom. Being a clue to his identification, adding the art design is of your typical 11th to the early 12th century Saxon and Norman art style. Where this symbolism with the Kings of France and England had been in use in America with Guild art into the late 19th century.