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The Reprobus St Christopher necklace – handmade and recycled silver 100 year old Gothic Florin.
Saint Christopher started out life in Canaan, going by the name Reprobus. His home town of Canaan and name go a long way in painting a picture of his character! He was a bruiser who desired to serve the toughest God, whomever that was. Originally he assumed this person to be the King of the Canaanites. He was soon disappointed with his God King and the story gets interesting… A wonderful translation of a 13th Century telling of the story can be found here : The Golden Legend – Lives of the Saints
I have crafted each pendant from a 150 year old silver Gothic Florin. Each Reprobus St Christopher necklace has a special inlay of 24ct gold. I have adapted the idea of Reprobus being a Dog faced Canaanite to a modern Staffordshire Bull terrier as they present a strong, faithful presence which is famously gentle with children. The coins themselves are the perfect medium for this beautiful design, inline with a love of nature using these coins is the perfect ethical and green solution. No new silver is destructively ‘mined’ and old, uncollectible pure silver coins are saved from the ‘melting pot’ of bullion merchants. This protects their history and ensures their stories live on.
Once the design is freehand sketched on to the coin, it is hand cut and carved using traditional hand saws, chisels and files. This traditional process allows me to have a close connection to each piece. This also gives the added bonus of each piece being completely unique. The St Christopher necklace is handmade and recycled in Cambridge, England.
Size : Approx 24 mm diameter.
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