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11670. EARLY SPANISH GOLD CROSS WITH 34 EMERALDS. Spain, 17th-18th century. A beautiful and highly ornate original early Spanish gold cross set with 34 emeralds. Likely manufactured in the New World from the huge quantities of gold and emeralds found there judging from the small Pillars of Hercules mark on the back, and then part of the vast treasures shipped back to Spain on the Spanish treasure galleons. 2.5 inches in height. Intact with all the original emeralds, and wearable with original suspension loop. In excellent condition save for a couple of minute press marks on the reverse. Provenance: From a European collection. Good and legal provenance provided to buyer.