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Estate James Avery Sterling Silver 925 Ichthus Ichthys ΙΧΘΥΣ Fish Cross Pendant For Sale
Sign up for my email newsletters by adding my store to your FavoritesClassic James Avery sterling silver Christian Ichthus (fish) pendant with a cut out cross in the (also Ichthus or Ikhthus /ˈɪkθəs/), from the Koine Greek word for fish: ἰχθύς, (capitalized ΙΧΘΥΣ or ΙΧΘΥϹ) is a symbol consisting of two intersecting arcs, the ends of the right side extending beyond the meeting point so as to resemble the profile of a fish, used by early Christians as a secret Christian symbol and now known colloquially as the "sign of the fish" or the "Jesus fish." Symbolic meaning An early circular ichthys symbol, created by combining the Greek letters ΙΧΘΥΣ, Ephesus.ΙΧΘΥΣ (Ichthys) is an acronym/acrostic for "Ίησοῦς Χριστός, Θεοῦ Υἱός, Σωτήρ", (Iēsous Christos, Theou Yios, Sōtēr), which translates into English as "Jesus Christ, God's Son, Savior". Iota (i) is the first letter of Iēsous (Ἰησοῦς), Greek for "Jesus". Chi (ch) is the first letter of Christos (Χριστός), Greek for "anointed". Theta (th) is the first letter of Theou (Θεου), Greek for "God's", the genitive case of Θεóς, Theos, Greek for "God". Ypsilon (y) is the first letter of (h)yios (Υἱός), Greek for "Son". Sigma (s) is the first letter of sōtēr (Σωτήρ), Greek for "Savior".This explanation is given among others by Augustine in his Civitate Dei, where he notes that the generating sentence "Ίησοῦς Χριστός Θεοῦ Υἱός Σωτήρ" has 27 letters, i.e. 3 x 3 x 3, which in that age indicated power. Augustine quotes also an ancient text from the Sibylline oracles whose verses are an acrostic of the generating sentence.Historians[who?] say the 20th-century use of the ichthys motif is an adaptation based on an Early Christian symbol which included a small cross for the eye or the Greek letters "ΙΧΘΥΣ".A fourth century A.D. adaptation of ichthys as a wheel contains the letters ΙΧΘΥΣ superimposed such that the result resembles an eight-spoked wheel.For more info on James Avery: in great condition, some wear as shown. FREE INSURED SHIPPING!Please view all images (click the image below for a larger view - it will open a new window) Could use a polishing if you chose to do so
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Ring Measuresn/aMeasures 1-3/8" L not including bail x 3/8" Weight 3.3 grams
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Estate James Avery Sterling Silver 925 Ichthus Ichthys ΙΧΘΥΣ Fish Cross Pendant: $20