Category: gold



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



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



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 …


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

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

theancientwayoflife:~ Ring. Period/Culture: By…


~ Ring.
Period/Culture: Byzantium
Date: 9th century
Medium: Gold, filigree and cloisonné enamel.

romebyzantium: Justinian I, #Byzantine Empero…


Justinian I, #Byzantine Emperor from 483 to 565 AD, gold coin, Archaeological Museum, #Istanbul, Turkey

Funny epithets 13: Michael Parapinakes (= minu…

Funny epithets 13: Michael Parapinakes (= minus a quarter)

A.k.a  Mikael VII Doukas who ruled Byzantine empire between 1071-1078. This is a really weird epithet and I first thought that perhaps he wasn’t that tall. Well, actually Michael received this nickname due to his fiscal policies (= devaluation of Byzantine currency 😀 )

Source: By PHGCOM (self-made, photographed at the Musee Saint-Denis) [GFDL ( or CC BY-SA 4.0  (], via Wikimedia Commons

theancientwayoflife: ~ Gold finger-ring. Cultu…


~ Gold finger-ring.
Culture/Period: Merovingian
Date: 6th-7th century
Place of origin: Mulsanne, river-bed (France)
Medium: Niellogold
Inscription: Dromaci/Vsbetta (Dromacius Betta)

Working on some ways to bring money, trade and…

Working on some ways to bring money, trade and finance into my displays and shows in an interactive way. #medieval #money #trade #cash #coins #silver #gold #finance #trade #business

Elizabethan Gold ’+BEHOLD THE END’…

Elizabethan Gold ’+BEHOLD THE END’ Mourning Ring for A N, Late 16th Century AD

A substantial Tudor D-section gold hoop with reserved foliage on black enamel field, scrolled capital to each shoulder and initials ‘A’ and ‘N’, the plaque a fluted hexagon with disc, legend to the perimeter ’+DYE TO LYVE’ and disc with ’+BEHOLD.THE.END’ surrounding a white enamel skull in three-quarter view. 17 grams, 26mm overall, 22.07mm internal diameter.

Watch this video for more info on this ring.