Sterling Medieval Style Necklace
Sterling silver pendant necklace with the iconic sanctary door knocker like the one of Durham Cathedral. played an important part in the Cathedral’s history. Those who ‘had committed a great offence,’ such as murder in self-defence or breaking out of prison, could rap the knocker, and would be given 37 days of sanctuary within the Cathedral which they could try to reconcile with their enemies or plan their escape. The pendant measures 14mm and the sterling silver trace chain measures 18 inches. This real silver medieval style necklace weighs 4.39 grams and is in very good condition.