EARLY LARGE STERLIBNG SILVER OLA GORIE ORKNEY ST. This is an attractive LARGE EARLY St. Magnus cross brooch from Orkney, Scotland hallmarked for Edinburgh 1970 - in good condition with firm locking clasp. Size approx 42mms in diameter weighs 9.3 grams. Makers mark stamped "OMG" for Ola Gorie slightly polished.Magnus Cathedral began construction in 1137 and is the most northerly of the UK's cathedrals. Built by the Norse Earls of Orkney it commemorates the martyrdom (and later sainthood) of Magnus Erlendsson whose tale is one of those in the Norse Orkneyinga sagas. In an alcove of the church a brass mould was found. These crosses would have originally been of lead and would have been venerated as important spiritual items to those that acquired them. Magnus' grave site in Birsay and later the cathedral, would have been important sites to northern Christianity. Very attractive brooch and would grace any collection of Scottish jewellery or be just lovely to wear. This item is in the category "Jewellery & Watches\Fine Jewellery\Brooches & Pins". The seller is "alansbitsandbobs" and is located in this country: GB. This item can be shipped worldwide.