Byzantine pectoral cross

Byzantine pectoral cross with Holy Wood (about the century). Gold decorated with pearls, emeralds, rubies Museum of Fine Arts in Tbilisi (Georgia). Part once the treasure of the Catholic Church of the Monastery of Martvili.

Between the 7th and 3rd centuries B.C., the Scythians moved back and forth across the territory of Ukraine as fierce warriors and nomads. Archeological sites have yielded real and mythical animal-style art in white and yellow metals. Strong Greek influences are found in artifacts discovered in the region of the Black Sea between the 7th and 2nd centuries B.C.

Between the and centuries B., the Scythians moved back and forth across the territory of Ukraine as fierce warriors and nomads. Archaeological sites have yielded real and mythical animal-style art in white.

775-850 Anglo-Saxon, England, Found in the River Thames at Chelsea

Anglo-Saxon, England, Found in the River Thames at Chelsea. Victoria and Albert Museum, from newly opened Renaissance Medieval rooms

Medieval ring from Sandal Castle - the inscription reads 'I'm all yours' in medieval French

Medieval ring from Sandal Castle - the inscription reads 'I'm all yours' in medieval French Sandal Castle is a ruined medieval castle in Sandal Magna, a suburb of the city of Wakefield in West Yorkshire, overlooking the River Calder

Merovingian Frankish Gold Jewelled Quincunx Ring, 5th century A.D.

Merovingian Frankish Gold Jewelled Quincunx Ring, century A.

Signet-ring of the Black Prince (1330–1376). Gold (originally enameled) and ruby, late 14th century. Found in Montpensier (Auvergne, France), 1866.

Signet-ring of the Black Prince Gold (originally enameled) and ruby, late century. Found in Montpensier (Auvergne, France), 1866

Gold lunula, 2400 BC-2000 BC, Found in Ireland, Late Neolithic/Early Bronze Age  The British Museum

The Blessington Lunula 2400 - 2000 BC Ireland - Late Neolithic/Early Bronze Age (Source: The British Museum)

Belt plaques from the finery set of Queen Aregund (c.515–573AD), wife of Clotaire I (511–561AD), silver, glass paste & garnet, made c.570AD in Merovingian Gaul

Buckles & Belts Belt plaques from the finery set of Queen Aregund wife of Clotaire I silver, glass paste & garnet, made in Merovingian Gaul

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