A cross-shaped pendant was found in a Franconian grave in Niedernberg. The strap eyelet, part of a Roman harness around 200 AD, was reused in the 9th century as a woman's belt decoration. It is not known if this cross was considered to be a Christian symbol.
Grave 32, Franconian cemetery Niedernberg.
Strap eyelet, bronze, Inv. Nr. 10697.
Bavarian State Conservation Office – Landesstelle für die nichtstaatlichen Museen & Bavarian State Archaeological Collection with the support of the Bayerische Sparkassenstiftung