The globus cruciger (Latin for ‘cross-bearing orb’), also known as the Orb and Cross, is an Orb (Latin: globus) surmounted (Latin: gerere, to wear) by a cross (Latin: crux). It has been a Christian symbol of authority since the Middle Ages, used on coins, in iconography, and with a sceptre as royal regalia.
The first known use was probably in the early 5th century, possibly as early as between 395 and 408 on the reverse side of the coins of Emperor Arcadius, but most certainly by 423 on the reverse side of the coins of Emperor Theodosius II. In England, the Sovereign's Orb is a piece of coronation regalia. It was created for the coronation of Charles II in 1661 from the royal goldsmith Robert Viner. It is made of gold, sapphires, rubies, emeralds, amethyst, diamonds, pearls, and enamel. This Orb has been used at all coronations after the one of Charles II.
There is an increasing occurrence and interest in the paranormal or spiritual Orbs that are making appearances worldwide, to people from all walks of society. For more information about those, please read the article I have written in this month’s Issue #8 of www.AustralianEsoteric.com
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