Brooches
A brooch /ˈbroʊtʃ/ is a decorative jewelry item designed to be attached to garments, often to hold them closed. It is usually made of metal, often silver or gold but sometimes bronze or some other mat...
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Torcs
A torc, also spelled torq or torque, is a large rigid or at least stiff neck ring in metal, made either as a single piece or from strands twisted together. The great majority are open at the front, a...
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Stirling torcs
4°02′52″W / 56.17105°N 4.047779°W / 56.17105; -4.047779The Stirling torcs or Stirling Hoard make up a hoard of four gold Iron Age torcs, a type of necklace, all of which date ...
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Crown of Bavaria
The Crown of the King of Bavaria is a part of the Bavarian Crown Jewels and was ordered and designed 1804–1807 for Maximilian I after Napoleon had raised Bavaria to kingdom status. It was commissione...
Logan Sapphire
The Logan Sapphire is a flawless specimen from Sri Lanka, a cushion-cut stone which possesses a rich deep blue color and is the second largest (blue) sapphire known, weighing 422.99 carats (84.6 g). T...
Winchester Hoard
1°19′45″W / 51.060386°N 1.329201°W / 51.060386; -1.329201The Winchester Hoard is a hoard of Iron Age gold found in a field in the Winchester area of Hampshire, England, in 200...
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Harford Farm Brooch
The Harford Farm Brooch is a 7th-century Anglo-Saxon disk brooch. The brooch was originally made in Kent and was found along with a number of other artifacts during an excavation of an Anglo-Saxon cem...
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Brooch of Lorn
The Brooch of Lorn or Braìste Lathurna in Gaelic, is a medieval "turreted" disk brooch that was supposedly taken from Robert the Bruce (Robert I of Scotland) at the Battle of Dalrigh in 1306. However...
Celtic brooches
The Celtic brooch, more properly called the penannular brooch, and its closely related type, the pseudo-penannular brooch, are types of brooch clothes fasteners, often rather large. They are especiall...
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Alfred Jewel
2°26′27″W / 51.374687°N 2.440724°W / 51.374687; -2.440724The Alfred Jewel is an Anglo-Saxon artefact made of enamel and quartz enclosed in gold that was discovered in 1693, an...
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Crown of the Andes
The Crown of the Andes — known in Spanish as La Corona de los Andes and as La Corona de Nuestra Señora de la Asunción de Popayán — is a votive crown originally made for a larger than life-size statue...
Vadstena bracteate
The Vadstena bracteate (Rundata Ög 178) is a gold C-bracteate found in the earth at Vadstena, Sweden, in 1774. Along with the bracteate was a gold ring and a piece of gold sheet: all were nearly melte...
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Heraldic badge
A heraldic badge, an emblem or personal device worn as a badge, indicates allegiance to or the property of an individual or family. Medieval forms are usually called a livery badge, and also a cogniz...
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Sedgeford Torc
0°32′45″E / 52.903467°N 0.545698°E / 52.903467; 0.545698The Sedgeford Torc is a broken Iron Age gold torc found near the village of Sedgeford in Norfolk. The main part of th...
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Engagement ring of Diana, Princess of Wales
Lady Diana Spencer and Charles, Prince of Wales, became engaged in February 1981. Her engagement ring consists of 14 solitaire diamonds surrounding a 12-carat oval blue Ceylon sapphire set in 18-karat...
Bülach fibula
The Bülach fibula is a silver disk-type fibula with almandine inlay found in Bülach, Canton Zürich in 1927. The Alemannic grave in which it was found (no. 249) dates to 6th century and contained the r...
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Seeland-II-C
Seeland-II-C (Sjælland bracteate 2) is a Scandinavian bracteate from Zealand, Denmark, that has been dated to the Migration period (around 500 AD). The bracteate bears an Elder Futhark inscription whi...
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Star of Artaban
The Star of Artaban is a 287-carat cabochon-cut star sapphire currently located at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. Its origin is somewhat obscure but it is believed to come from S...
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Imperial Crown of Austria
The Imperial Crown of Austria (German: Österreichische Kaiserkrone) was made in 1602 in Prague by Jan Vermeyen as the personal crown of Holy Roman Emperor Rudolf II, and therefore is also known as...
Crown of Bahadur Shah II
The Crown of the Bahadur Shah II is the head dress of last Mughal emperor Bahadur Shah II (r. 1837 – 1857).
It was created in the second quarter 19th century, most probably in Delhi or the surroun...
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Fuller Brooch
The Fuller Brooch is an Anglo-Saxon silver and niello brooch dated to the late 9th century, which is now in the British Museum, where it is normally on display in Room 41. The elegance of the engrave...
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Newark Torc
0°50′04″W / 53.080827°N 0.834374°W / 53.080827; -0.834374The Newark Torc is a complete Iron Age gold alloy torc found by a metal detectorist on the outskirts of Newark-on-Tren...
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Iron Crown of Lombardy
The Iron Crown of Lombardy (Corona Ferrea) is both a reliquary and one of the oldest royal insignia of Christendom. It was made in the Early Middle Ages, consisting of a circlet of gold fitted around ...
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Great Torc from Snettisham
The Great Torc from Snettisham or Snettisham Great Torc is a large, Iron Age electrum torc or neck-ring that is the most spectacular object in the Snettisham Hoard of Iron Age torcs and other metalwor...
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Crown of Queen Alexandra
The Crown of Queen Alexandra was the consort crown of Alexandra of Denmark, the queen consort of King Edward VII. It was manufactured for the 1902 coronation.
Queen Victoria's death in January 190...
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Ripon Jewel
The Ripon Jewel was found close to Ripon Cathedral in 1976. It is a small gold round piece of jewellery, believed to date from the seventh century. Gem settings have been fashioned on the front with s...