Measurements: 53mm long (without loop) 65mm long (with loop) x 45mm wide x 2mm thick. Threading hole is almost 3mm, and goes in the opposite direction to the pendant, so you can simply thread a nice cord straight through the loop, rather than having to use a connector ring.
Weight: 13 grams
It seems there are many variations of the Coptic Cross. I'm also wondering if the wearer had the cross on a cord around the neck, so they could hold it up to look at it, as some of the pictures I have researched make me think that this idea might be a possibility. This writer only knows what is available from researching the internet, so if you have further information or need to correct me, feel free to email!
"The coptic cross is said to be a variation on the Egyptian hieroglyph Ankh, meaning life. The circle represents the eternal love of God or Christ's halo and resurrection." - from Google
“Saint Mark brought Christianity to Egypt during the reign of the Roman emperor Nero in the first century CE. Christianity spread throughout Egypt within half a century of Saint Mark’s arrival, and by 400 CE, Christianity flourished in both Egypt and Ethiopia. These early Christians became known as Copts, from the Greek name for Egyptians, Αἰγύπτιος.” – from Penn Museum Blog.
“The Coptic cross is a form of the cross which is worn by Coptic Christians, Christians who live in some parts of Northern Africa, especially in Egypt. Like other Christians, Copts wear the cross as a symbol of their faith, and it symbolizes Christ, His sacrifice, and the eternal love of God” – from Google
We have had these pendant medallions in stock for nearly 20 years, and they were quite old before that, when we discovered them in a great big warehouse clearance bead haul that we did. We estimate they were made around 1980s.
The antiqued ancient look is adorable, and I'm sure you will find the right choker, or string of beads, to set this with.