This is a Double Headed Imperial Eagle Pendant carrying the Paleologos Dynasty emblem (read more: http://bit.ly/paleologosemblem ) made of sterling silver 925*, handmade and handcrafted to a smallest detail and custom sized on order.
The title on a pendant is engraved in Greek and states: "Πιστός ἐν Χριστῷ βασιλεύς (και) αὐτοκράτωρ Ρωμαίων".( Read: "Pistos en Christo vasilevs (ke) aftokrator Romeon") This Byzantine Empire title translates as "A Faithful (one) in Christ's Kingdom (and) Roman Emperor." Title had not only national but also a state significance for the byzantine state continued the Roman Empire state and thus believe to hold holy right to govern different nations.
The double-headed eagle is most commonly associated with the Byzantine Empire, the Holy Roman Empire, Orthodoxy and the Russian Empire. In Byzantine heraldry, the heads represent the dual sovereignty of the Emperor without Empress for total control and power both secular and religious and/or dominance of the Byzantine Emperors over both East and West.
In the Holy Roman Empire's heraldry, it represented the church and the state.
The double-headed eagle was adopted by Russian tsar Ivan III after his marriage with the Byzantine princess Sophia Paleologo, whose uncle Constantine was the last Byzantine Emperor remains the most recognizable symbol of Orthodoxy and imperial state today.
* Made to order / Handcrafted / Sterling Silver 925
* Size - on Order.
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