Miniature Of Anne Of Cleves, Painted By A Follower Of Holbein (or perhaps Holbein himself)

Miniature Of Anne Of Cleves, Painted By A Follower Of Holbein (or perhaps Holbein himself)

1530-1540. Hat Badge; gold; circular medallion with enamelled frame and enamelled applied relief with Christ and the woman of Samaria at Jacob's well; there are four enamelled loops attached to the back-plate; the enamel is red, green, blue and opaque white.

1530-1540. Hat Badge; gold; circular medallion with enamelled frame and enamelled applied relief with Christ and the woman of Samaria at Jacob's well; there are four enamelled loops attached to the back-plate; the enamel is red, green, blue and opaque white.

Dutch coin from 1560

Dutch coin from 1560

Henry VIII's rosary. This rosary owned by Henry VIII, consists of a ring from which hangs a cross, ten Ave beads, and a large bead for Pater Noster. It has been richly carved throughout and the Pater bead is hinged, with two biblical scenes carved inside.

The royal arms are carved in the Pater bead. On one side of the cross are Christ and the four Evangelists; one the other, the four Latin Fathers; while the beads are carved with the Apostles, Sentences of the Creed, Prophets and Sybils…

Henry VIII's rosary. This rosary owned by Henry VIII, consists of a ring from which hangs a cross, ten Ave beads, and a large bead for Pater Noster. It has been richly carved throughout and the Pater bead is hinged, with two biblical scenes carved inside. The royal arms are carved in the Pater bead. On one side of the cross are Christ and the four Evangelists; one the other, the four Latin Fathers; while the beads are carved with the Apostles, Sentences of the Creed, Prophets and Sybils…

Ides of March Special: Silver Denarius of Marcus Brutus, Macedonia, 43-42 BCE  This coin was struck in honour of Marcus Junius Brutus, one of the assassins of Julius Caesar. The reverse shows the cap of liberty given to freed slaves flanked by two daggers. This indicates Brutus’ intention of freeing Rome from Caesar’s imperial ambitions and the murder weapons employed to do so. Below is the day of the deed; EID.MAR, the ides of March.  Few coins capture a moment in history with such stark…

Ides of March Special: Silver Denarius of Marcus Brutus, Macedonia, 43-42 BCE This coin was struck in honour of Marcus Junius Brutus, one of the assassins of Julius Caesar. The reverse shows the cap of liberty given to freed slaves flanked by two daggers. This indicates Brutus’ intention of freeing Rome from Caesar’s imperial ambitions and the murder weapons employed to do so. Below is the day of the deed; EID.MAR, the ides of March. Few coins capture a moment in history with such stark…

Byzantine Empire. Romanus III, Argyrus. 1028-1034 AD. Large Gold Histamenon, Constantinople mint. +IhS XIS REX REGNANTINM, Christ enthroned facing, wearing nimbus, pallium and colobrium, raising right hand in benediction, holding Book of Gospels in left / THCE BOHTH RWMANW, Virgin Mary (nimbate) crowning emperor Romanus. Coin is in near perfect condition. ref: Sear BCV #1819, DOC III 1. 25 mm, 4.28 g.

Byzantine Empire. Romanus III, Argyrus. 1028-1034 AD. Large Gold Histamenon, Constantinople mint. +IhS XIS REX REGNANTINM, Christ enthroned facing, wearing nimbus, pallium and colobrium, raising right hand in benediction, holding Book of Gospels in left / THCE BOHTH RWMANW, Virgin Mary (nimbate) crowning emperor Romanus. Coin is in near perfect condition. ref: Sear BCV #1819, DOC III 1. 25 mm, 4.28 g.

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