1913 Romanov Tercentenary Enamel Cross. Крест в Память 300-летия Дома Романовых. This cross was originally issued in 1913 to commemorate the 300th Anniversary of the House of Romanov, and was presented primarily to Orthodox clergy for exceptional merit. The crown above the cross is the ancient "Cap of Monomakh" ("Шапка Мономаха") that was bestowed upon Mikhail I at his coronation. He reigned from 1613 to 1645. The colors of the cross were appropriately chosen for their symbolic meaning. The color blue stands for royalty, and is associated with the Mother of God. Green symbolizes life, and is the color of the Holy Spirit. 1½" (38mm) gold plated and enameled with rich colors. Gift boxed.