Icthus Christian Cufflinks
The symbol of the fish and the word ichthus gained a meaning of high significance for early Christians, and is still recognized as a Christian symbol today.
For the symbol to be a success there had to be some recognisable links with the faith. The fish was said to symbolise the baptismal waters, the loaves and fishes that Jesus used to feed the five thousand, and Jesus's own declaration to the disciples to become 'fishers of men'. The Greek word for fish, ichthus, is an acrostic consisting of the initial letters of five more Greek words, which briefly but clearly described the character of Christ and His claim to the worship of believers: 'Iesous Christos Theou Yios Soter' which translates as 'Jesus Christ, Son of God, Saviour'.
- Approximately 3/4" x 3/4"
- Distressed pewter finish
- Bullet back closure