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The Middleham Jewel: outstanding example of medieval craftsmanship found near the Middleham Castle in North Yorkshire - The back side of the Middleham Jewel showing the nativity of Jesus

The Middleham Jewel, a fifteenth century gold diamond-shaped pendant with a blue sapphire at the top which was found on a bridle path near the Castle in 1985, by Ted Seaton. One side of the diamond shaped pendant is engraved with a representation of the Trinity and the other with a Latin inscription indicating that the pendant is a charm against epilepsy. It has been dated back to the fifteenth century to around the lifetime of Middleham Castle's most famous occupant, Richard III.

The Middleham Jewel, a fifteenth century gold diamond-shaped pendant with a blue…

In 1985 the Middleham Jewel was found on a bridle path near Middleham Castle by Ted Seaton using a metal detector. It has been acquired by the Yorkshire Museum in York for £2.5 million...

The Middleham Jewel, mid century. A gold pendant adorned with an oblong sapphire dates from c. Engraved with images of the trinity on the front and the nativity on the back, designed for use as a container. © Courtesy of the York Museums Trust

The Middleham Jewel is a late 15th-cenutry diamond-shaped gold pendant made by the finest medieval goldsmiths in London. It was found in 1985 near the Midd

The Middleham Jewel is a late diamond-shaped gold pendant made by the finest medieval goldsmiths in London. It was found in 1985 near the Middleham Castle in North Yorkshire

JPratt Designs: Custom Designed and Custom created yellow gold and emerald and diamond cross necklace with crown bail

JPratt Designs: Custom Designed and Custom created yellow gold and emerald and diamond cross necklace with crown bail

Silver belt ornaments Venetian work, late 14th-15th century  (British Museum)

Silver belt ornaments Venetian work, late 14th-15th century (British Museum)

14-15th century belt fastening, probably Italian in origin, found in the Chalcis Castle dig in Greece.

in the form of a square plaque with an openwork lion in the centre surrounded by double borders of rosettes; the plaque is surmounted by three Gothic canopies; at the side a hook for fastening.

Gold 'St. George' Iconographic Ring, Europe, 15th century

A fifteenth-century gold 'iconographic' ring depicting St George slaying the dragon == no posy? SO SUE ME! sometimes one just as to marvel at the mastery of someone who could do that 500 years ago!

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