Category: gold

Coins of Avars, 6th/7th century.

Coins of Avars, 6th/7th century.

Source: Classical Numismatic Group, Inc. http://www.cngcoins.com [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/)]

barbariansatthegates: loumargi: Early Medieval…

barbariansatthegates:

loumargi:

Early Medieval. Hunnic Bull-Bowl. 7th-10 c. CE

This bowl isn’t Hunnic, the Huns had long passed by the 7th century. This bowl is from the Nagyszentmiklós

treasure hoard uncovered in what’s now Romania, and is more likely an Avar artifact, who were dominant in the 7th – 9th centuries and the style is very similar to other Avar artifacts uncovered. Otherwise, it could be a product from the Hungarians or Bulgarians, or perhaps the Romanians. 

thecrankyprofessor: seehagiasophia: Solidus Em…

thecrankyprofessor:

seehagiasophia:

Solidus Emperor Phocas. Constantinople, 602-610. Gold; embossing. (Source: Kremlin Museum)

The first bearded emperor since Julian the Apostate – and the honoree of the last imperial monument erected in the Roman Forum (a column carrying a statue). He has a bad name with historians, but the evidence is very mixed.

Regular

theancientwayoflife:

~ Brooch with lovers.

Culture: Burgundian – Dutch

Date: 1430-1440

Medium: Gold, enamel bosses, gemstones, pearls.

Regular

theancientwayoflife:

~ Brooch with lovers.

Culture: Burgundian – Dutch

Date: 1430-1440

Medium: Gold, enamel bosses, gemstones, pearls.

theancientwayoflife:~ Earring with Openwork. D…

theancientwayoflife:

~ Earring with Openwork.
Date: A.D. 600-800
Place of origin: Byzantium
Period: Byzantine period
Medium: with a rock crystal bead

historyarchaeologyartefacts:

historyarchaeologyartefacts:

A ‘gold lion’ coin, minted in the reign of Robert III of Scotland, c. 1390-1403 [1500×742]

historyarchaeologyartefacts:

historyarchaeologyartefacts:

Earrings made from gold, pearls and sapphires. Byzantine, 6th or 7th century AD. [1678×1783]

historyarchaeologyartefacts:

historyarchaeologyartefacts:

An amateur treasure hunter with a metal detector turned up a Medieval, gold ring that was set with a sapphire stone in Sherwood Forest—haunt of the legendary (or real) Robin Hood. Experts have examined the ring and believe it may date to the 14 th century. [1270×700]

met-medieval-art: Gold Solidus of Constans II …

met-medieval-art:

Gold Solidus of Constans II (641–68), Medieval Art

Gift of Darius Ogden Mills, 1904
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
Medium: Gold

http://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/462768