The Treasure of Gourdon – France  discovered in 1845, is a hoard of gold, the objects dating to the end of the fifth or beginning of the sixth century, which was secreted soon after 524. When it was found the hoard comprised a chalice (shown), a rectangular paten, similarly applied with garnets and turquoises in cloisonné compartments, together with about a hundred gold coins dating from the reigns of Byzantine emperors Leo I (457-474) through that of Justin I (518-527).

The Treasure of Gourdon – France discovered in 1845, is a hoard of gold, the objects dating to the end of the fifth or beginning of the sixth century, which was secreted soon after 524. When it was found the hoard comprised a chalice (shown), a rectangular paten, similarly applied with garnets and turquoises in cloisonné compartments, together with about a hundred gold coins dating from the reigns of Byzantine emperors Leo I (457-474) through that of Justin I (518-527).

medievalvisions:  Ceremonial chalice (or “Sifridus” chalice) from the Osnabrück Cathedral, c. 1240. © Domkirchengemeinde Borga

medievalvisions: Ceremonial chalice (or “Sifridus” chalice) from the Osnabrück Cathedral, c. 1240. © Domkirchengemeinde Borga

Frankish Disk Brooch, Gold sheet with filigree and inlays of garnet, glass, and mother-of-pearl, c. 675 - 700. Found in Niederbreisig, Germany

Frankish Disk Brooch, Gold sheet with filigree and inlays of garnet, glass, and mother-of-pearl, c. 675 - 700. Found in Niederbreisig, Germany

Caliz de los Patriarcas,Constantinopla  Siglo X-XI   Tesoro de San Marcos -Venecia

Caliz de los Patriarcas,Constantinopla Siglo X-XI Tesoro de San Marcos -Venecia

A  fine and rare Seljuk silver and gold ring set with a deep purple stone  seal bearing the name of Ali Ibn Yusuf, Persia, 12th century

A fine and rare Seljuk silver and gold ring set with a deep purple stone seal bearing the name of Ali Ibn Yusuf, Persia, 12th century

The Chalice of Abbot Suger (c.1140) is made of Silver gilt with jewels, and stands 19cm in height. The cup is formed from Agate.

The Chalice of Abbot Suger (c.1140) is made of Silver gilt with jewels, and stands 19cm in height. The cup is formed from Agate.

Hydria    Bronze   H: 48.8 cm   Allegedly from Greece   Greek   Towards 450 B.C. (or shortly thereafter)

Hydria Bronze H: 48.8 cm Allegedly from Greece Greek Towards 450 B.C. (or shortly thereafter)

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