Wherever you go in the Languedoc, you will notice the Cross of Toulouse. You will find it incorporated into official arms of local government bodies, embroidered on flags, carved in stone, wrought in iron, printed on postcards, displayed in stained glass. You will find it worn as jewellery, sold as souvenirs to tourists, scrawled on walls as graffiti. You will even find it set in brass in the ground in public squares and visible in patterns of red and gold flowers.
Hand carved bronze medallion representing the Occitan Cross which is also known as the Cross of the Languedoc, Cross of Toulouse, Cross of the Counts of Toulouse, Cross of the Mid-Pyrenees and erroneously, the Cathar Cross. According to tradition Raymond IV (~1093-1095) adopted the cross during the First Crusade, but it is known to have been used before the First Crusade.
This device was the coat of arms of the family of St-Gilles, Counts of Toulouse in the Middle Ages.
• The coin is 24mm x 24mm.
• Hand carved bronze coin
• 1" black keyring
• ring can be remove and coin used as pendant