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Two large cabochon sapphires - one oval, one square - enclose holy relics (what are supposed to be a remnant of the Holy Cross and a small piece of the Virgin's hair, visible only when looking through the oval s

The Sapphire Talisman of Charlemagne -- Circa 768-814 -- Originally buried with Charlemagne, only to have been exhumed 200 years later by Otto III. Empress Josephine wore this jewel @ her coronation. Now belonging to the French Crown Jewels Collection.

Charlemagne (742-814)

The Talisman of Charlemagne. A century reliquary pendant with a central sapphire set in gold with emeralds, garnets, amethysts and pearls.

"Ottoman Gold Necklace with Inlaid Pendant, Turkey, c. 13th-16th Cent. AD. The roots of the Ottoman Empire can be traced back to the migration of Turkic tribes from Central Asia into Anatolia.

Ottoman gold necklace with Inlaid Pendant, Turkey, circa century

Reverse of amulet pendant, made in England, 1540-60. The settings of the stones on this pendant are open at the back to allow direct contact with the wearer’s skin so the perceived magical properties of the stones could thus benefit the wearer. Renaissance pendants were often made as amulets to protect against danger. Here, the power of the amulet is heightened by an inscription to ward off epilepsy and an invocation to God, Jesus, and Mary. - from the V&A

An english amulet charm dating from between 1540 to This gold charm set with precious stones carries a charm against epilepsy, as does the Middleham Jewel

Necklace | Byzantine (?) 6th-8th century, of gold, emeralds and agate intaglio | The Met

Necklace Date: century Medium: Gold, emeralds agate intaglio Dimensions: Overall: 15 x 1 x in. x x cm) Pendant: 2 x 1 x in. x x cm) Agate intaglio: 1 x 1 x in. x x cm) Chain: 23 x x in. x x cm) Accession Number: The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Post-Byzantine (Serres, Greece) Date: mid-16th century Material: Gold, amethyst, emeralds, rubies, pearls, semiprecious stones, niello

Post-Byzantine (Serres, Greece) Date: century Material: Gold, amethyst…

A COILED-WIRE BRACELET WITH FELINE-HEAD TERMINALS D. 8 cm. Gold Greco-Thracian, 4th-3rd cent. B.C. — with Denise Pimentel and Şakir Akasya.

(Thracia, Bulgaria) A Coiled - wire Gold bracelet with feline-head terminal. Gold Greco-Thracian, ca cent. with Denise Pimentel and Şakir Akasya.

Rock Crystal Amuletic Sphere Pendant Date: 4th–5th century Culture: Hunnic or Frankish Medium: Rock crystal, gold Dimensions: Overall: 1 3/4 x 1 7/16 x 1 7/16 in. (4.4 x 3.7 x 3.7 cm)

Rock Crystal Amuletic Sphere Pendant Date: century Culture: Hunnic or Frankish Medium: Rock crystal, gold Dimensions: Overall: 1 x 1 x 1 in.

Lot: Byzantine Gold Cross Pendant with Garnets, Lot Number: 1008, Starting Bid: £300, Auctioneer: TimeLine Auctions Ltd., Auction: TimeLine Auctions - Antiquities, Date: March 15th, 2013 MSK

A fabricated hollow gold pendant formed from four piriform elements each with a cabochon garnet at the center and gold loops surrounding; a fifth garnet in the center, granules to the outer edges and filigree border behind.

Post-Byzantine (Serres, Greece) Date: mid-16th century Material: Gold, amethyst, emeralds, rubies, pearls, semiprecious stones, niello

Post-Byzantine (Serres, Greece) Date: century Material: Gold, amethyst…

Roman cameo of medusa (1st or 2nd C AD) in Byzantine ring (5thC) at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.

Roman cameo of medusa or C AD) in Byzantine ring Boston Museum of Fine Arts, USA

Greece. Hellenistic Gold Necklace with Pendant. Circa late 4th-3rd Centuries B.C. A loop-in-loop chain beautifully displays the disk pendant with a cabochon garnet centrally set within a shield-like convexity. A similar necklace can be found and described inCatalogue of the Jewellery, Greek, Etuscan, and Roman, in the Departments of Antiquities, British Museum, by Marshall, #2062. 18 1/4 in. (46.4 cm. in length). Weight: 15.1 grams.

Hellenistic Gold Necklace with Pendant, red stone at center. Circa late Centuries B.

Pendant, 1200s                                                France, Gothic period, 13th century

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Disk Brooch, early 600s Anglo-Saxon; Probably made in Faversham, southeastern England; Found at Teynam, southeastern England Gold, cells inset with garnets and glass, border inlaid with niello

Probably made in Faversham, southeastern England; Found at Teynam, southeastern England Gold, cells inset with garnets and glass, border inlaid with niello

Wow!!! I want one!! ~ML Byzantine style hollow gold Cross with garnet, 700 A.D.

Byzantine Hollow Gold Cross With Garnet -- 700 CE

CAROLINGIAN AMULET 9TH  Charlemagne's talisman, sapphire in gold setting with jewels and pearls, found in the Emperor's tomb in Aachen (Aix-la-Chapelle), Germany.

CAROLINGIAN AMULET Charlemagne's talisman, sapphire in gold setting with jewels and pearls, found in the Emperor's tomb in Aachen (Aix-la-Chapelle), Germany.

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