The Sword of Stalingrad is a bejewelled ceremonial longsword specially forged and inscribed by command of King George VI of the United Kingdom as a token of homage from the British people to the Soviet defenders of the city during the Battle of Stalingrad. [1000×1000]

The Sword of Stalingrad is a bejewelled ceremonial longsword specially forged and inscribed by command of King George VI of the United Kingdom as a token of homage from the British people to the Soviet defenders of the city during… Continue Reading

The Cheops (Khufu) ring. Originally believed to have belonged to the 4th dynasty Pharaoh whose Cartouche is inscribed, it was later discovered to have actually belonged to a 26th or 27th dynasty priest called Neferibre, who was part of a cult that deified Khufu. Egypt, 664 to 404 B.C. [1536×1123]

The Cheops (Khufu) ring. Originally believed to have belonged to the 4th dynasty Pharaoh whose Cartouche is inscribed, it was later discovered to have actually belonged to a 26th or 27th dynasty priest called Neferibre, who was part of a… Continue Reading

Speaker of the House Robert C. Winthrop’s centennial oration for the Battle of Yorktown, inscribed to his cousin Colonel William Winthrop, author of the foundational US Military Law and Precedences (October 19th 1881).

Speaker of the House Robert C. Winthrop’s centennial oration for the Battle of Yorktown, inscribed to his cousin Colonel William Winthrop, author of the foundational US Military Law and Precedences (October 19th 1881).

Gold wedding-ring with portraits of a man and a woman, inscribed in Latin: “from (a man) longing for love-making”. 3rd century CE. Roman [OS][750×660]

Gold wedding-ring with portraits of a man and a woman, inscribed in Latin: “from (a man) longing for love-making”. 3rd century CE. Roman [OS][750×660]

Brooches from the Penrith Hoard, now in the British Museum. Early 10th Century AD. – Irish Viking type. One is inscribed with the Viking runic alphabet, or futhark, perhaps to bring good luck to the wearer [540×672]

Brooches from the Penrith Hoard, now in the British Museum. Early 10th Century AD. – Irish Viking type. One is inscribed with the Viking runic alphabet, or futhark, perhaps to bring good luck to the wearer [540×672]

Faience Sistrum (a musical instrument) inscribed with the cartouche of pharaoh Ptolemy I. Egypt, Ptolemaic Period. 305–282 B.C. [3000×4000]

Faience Sistrum (a musical instrument) inscribed with the cartouche of pharaoh Ptolemy I. Egypt, Ptolemaic Period. 305–282 B.C. [3000×4000]

The intricate 13th century ring brooch was found by chance by a walker on the seashore near Dingle. The brooch contains a small semi-precious tourmaline stone, a dagger-like pin and is inscribed with gothic lettering. [800×451]

The intricate 13th century ring brooch was found by chance by a walker on the seashore near Dingle. The brooch contains a small semi-precious tourmaline stone, a dagger-like pin and is inscribed with gothic lettering. [800×451]

Faience Senet game with Separate Sliding Drawer and Inscribed for pharaoh Amenhotep III. Egypt, 18th dynasty. 1390 to 1353 B.C.E. [1536×1181]

Faience Senet game with Separate Sliding Drawer and Inscribed for pharaoh Amenhotep III. Egypt, 18th dynasty. 1390 to 1353 B.C.E. [1536×1181]

A Christmas “Card” from the Wellesley English Department to College President Caroline Hazard in 1905 (inscribed by Katharine Lee Bates and including her poem “America the Beautiful”)

A Christmas “Card” from the Wellesley English Department to College President Caroline Hazard in 1905 (inscribed by Katharine Lee Bates and including her poem “America the Beautiful”)

Faience polyhedron inscribed with letters of the Greek alphabet. Possible used for fortune telling. Roman, possibly Greece. 2nd to 3rd century A.D. [3791×3792]

Faience polyhedron inscribed with letters of the Greek alphabet. Possible used for fortune telling. Roman, possibly Greece. 2nd to 3rd century A.D. [3791×3792]