Chi Rho

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Chi and Rho are two letters of the Greek alphabet who together form the first two letters of the word ΧΡΙΣΤΟΣ (Greek for "Christ"). As a monogram it is termed a labarum and was used by the Roman emperor Constantine. In jewelry one can find this symbol in mosaics by Castellani during the 1800's.

Lang Antiques
Lang Antiques