Any ideas about this cross that I found while metal detecting? I can see a faint circle on the back. Thank You

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I also see the letters 'INRI' on the other side for "Iēsus Nazarēnus, Rēx Iūdaeōrum" (from the inscription that Pontius Pilate is said to have had written above Jesus' head on the cross) meaning "Jesus the Nazarene, King of the Jews". It's commonly seen on Christian crucifixes.

That one will be tough to date.
 

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To me it looks like a Roman Catholic rosary cross.
 

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I also see the letters 'INRI' on the other side for "Iēsus Nazarēnus, Rēx Iūdaeōrum" (from the inscription that Pontius Pilate is said to have had written above Jesus' head on the cross) meaning "Jesus the Nazarene, King of the Jews". It's commonly seen on Christian crucifixes.

That one will be tough to date.
Agreed, but I'll put a ballpark figure of around 100 years old.
 

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Have you tested to see what metal it's made of? If your area is anything like mine, you'll find 10+ junk metal ones for every precious metal one.
 
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I also see the letters 'INRI' on the other side for "Iēsus Nazarēnus, Rēx Iūdaeōrum" (from the inscription that Pontius Pilate is said to have had written above Jesus' head on the cross) meaning "Jesus the Nazarene, King of the Jews". It's commonly seen on Christian crucifixes.

That one will be tough to date.
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Wow.....that looks old....sweet find !!
 
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