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The Dagmar Cross. An 11th century Byzantine reliquary cross. The cross is of gold with cloissoné enamel. A copy of the cross was given by King Frederik 7 as a wedding present for the marriage in 1863 of the Danish Princess Alexandra to the Prince of Wales, later King Edward 7. Copies of the cross have since become popular gifts at christenings and confirmations in Denmark. Tradition has it, that the cross had belonged to the well-loved Queen Dagmar, who died in 1212, but the cross was most likely found in the grave of King Valdemar 2´s sister Richiza, who died in 1220.

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  • Title: Dagmar Cross
  • Creator: Unknown

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