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Cross of a Knight of Santiago de Compostela

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'Oval frame containing a fretted Cross in the form of a sword with the hilt in the form of a inverted heart, the arms treminating in the fleurs-de-lys. The Surface of the Cross is keyed for red enamel, a prtion of which survives. There is a suspension-loop at the top. This Cross belonged to Don Alonso de Leivia, Commander-Designate of the Armada. Flanagan, L. 'Ireland's Armada Legacy' (1988) p.193