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The Cheapside Hoard: London's Buried Treasure

The Cheapside Hoard – Buried Treasure

ufansius: Sapphire and diamond cross pendant (front and back views) from the Cheapside Hoard, circa

Valued at US$1.25 million, Pope Paul VIs diamond cross is embellished with diamonds (60ct), emeralds and rubies.

Holy Week: sale of diamond jewels owned by Pope Paul VI for close to $2 million

Cross; gold; four rectangular arms with spikes in angles; pierced knop on top; obverse: central ruby in raised claw setting; arms with engraved flowers; reverse: arms set with amethysts, central setting gone. Condition shots for 'Buried treasure' exhibition.

four rectangular arms with spikes in angles; pierced knop on top for chain; obverse: central ruby in raised claw setting; arms with engraved flowers; reverse: arms set with amethysts, central setting now lost.

This cross belongs to the rare group of French Provincial gold cross pendants that were made at the end of the 18th Century (around 1790). It was bought and worn by wealthy provincial French women. These jewels rarely contained diamonds which were mostly used by jewellers for the nobility. This very cross from our collection is depicted in the famous book "Georgian Jewellery 1714-1830"

Croix Viroles Circa This cross belongs to the rare group of French Provincial gold cross pendants that were made at the end of the Century (around It was bought and worn by wealthy provincial French women.

That is a pure gold 7th c. cross of Anglo-Saxon manufacture and it was found in a muddy field by yet another British dude with a metal detector.  I really need to invest in a metal detector and an airplane ticket to England...

A treasure hunter's dream, Anglo Saxon Gold Cross found, 18 karat gold and has three red gemstones intact. It is made of gold melted from Merovingian French Coins

Desborough necklace 15 biconical gold wire beads + 2 smaller + 2 cylindrical with 9 "bullae", 8 gold with cabochon garnet beads & gold cross pendant.

Necklace strung with an alternating sequence of irregular gold and cabochon garnet pendants, gold 'bullae' and biconical gold wire spacer beads. Early Anglo-Saxon *I would wear this*

Roberto Coin 'Tiny Treasures' Gold & Diamond Cross

Roberto Coin 'Tiny Treasures' Diamond Cross Pendant Necklace available at Detailed with a signature ruby hidden in the back.

"The jewelry from Halikko" by Finnish jewelry company Kalevala Koru. The original was an ancient Finnish filigree necklace from 12th century found together with three silver crosses. The treasure was hidden in the ground during troubled times in the pre-Christian era.

The design is from the century, based on a pendant found buried in an earthenware jar in southwestern Finland. It is thought to have been hidden by a Christian priest who wanted to protect it from pagan Finns.

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