Thor’s hammer in gold and silver – one of the most intricate specimens ever found. Found in Ödeshög parish, Ödeshög municipality, Östergötland, Sweden. 10th Century [1280×1911]

Thor’s hammer in gold and silver – one of the most intricate specimens ever found. Found in Ödeshög parish, Ödeshög municipality, Östergötland, Sweden. 10th Century [1280×1911]

The Uraeus cobra that once adorned the crown of Pharaoh Senusret II, likely dropped when his pyramid was looted in antique. It’s made from Solid gold and adorned with black granite, Ultramarine pigment, Turquoise and carnelian inlays. Egypt, 12th Dynasty, 1991 to 1803 BC. [480×610]

The Uraeus cobra that once adorned the crown of Pharaoh Senusret II, likely dropped when his pyramid was looted in antique. It’s made from Solid gold and adorned with black granite, Ultramarine pigment, Turquoise and carnelian inlays. Egypt, 12th Dynasty,… Continue Reading

Gold 20-stater of Eucratides I (175–150 BCE),the largest gold coin known to have been minted in Antiquity. The coin weighs 169.2 grams, and has a diameter of 58 millimeters. It was originally found in Bukhara, and later acquired by Napoleon III.[705×683]

Gold 20-stater of Eucratides I (175–150 BCE),the largest gold coin known to have been minted in Antiquity. The coin weighs 169.2 grams, and has a diameter of 58 millimeters. It was originally found in Bukhara, and later acquired by Napoleon… Continue Reading

The Hunterson Brooch, an early Christian brooch with panels of gold filigree in Celtic and Anglo-Saxon styles, from Ireland or the West of Scotland, c. 700 AD. A 10th century runic inscription on the reverse indicates that it was once owned by a Viking named Melbrigda. [840×928]

The Hunterson Brooch, an early Christian brooch with panels of gold filigree in Celtic and Anglo-Saxon styles, from Ireland or the West of Scotland, c. 700 AD. A 10th century runic inscription on the reverse indicates that it was once… Continue Reading

Glass and gold inlay,late 1st century BCE–1st century CE. On upper surface, a lizard outlined in gold wire and probably originally inlaid with small pieces of mosaic and monochrome glass. [1798×1656]

Glass and gold inlay,late 1st century BCE–1st century CE. On upper surface, a lizard outlined in gold wire and probably originally inlaid with small pieces of mosaic and monochrome glass. [1798×1656]