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Historical Archive: Gold, Late 8th to 11th century


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Nagyszentmiklós treasure, gold, 750-800?, KHM VIIb. For more views and companion works see Nagyszentmiklós.
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Enger reliquary, late 8th c., KGM (This object has its own page.)
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star fibula, gold with copper back plate, late 8th-early 9th c., CMA 2009.344. For another view see CMA.
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Talisman de Charlemagne, gold, sapphire, other gems; 9th c., Tau. This work has its own page.
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top jewel of "Escrain de Charlemagne", aquamarine intaglio of Flavia Julia Titi (d. 91 CE) (unengraved side), sapphires, and pearls in gold, 9th c. (3rd quarter?), CdM Chab. 2089
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top jewel of "Escrain de Charlemagne", aquamarine intaglio of Flavia Julia Titi (d. 91 CE) (engraved side), sapphires, and pearls in gold, 9th c. (3rd quarter?), CdM Chab. 2089
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cross, gold and gems (many missing), 9th to 10th c., Schnütgen Museum Cologne
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Louis the Pious (814-40) gold solidus. For more examples, see Carolingian coins.
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Stephansbursa, gold repoussé reliefs, early 9th c., Vienna Kunsthistorisches Museum Schatzkammer. This object has its own page.
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Ste. Foi reliquary (Majesté de Sainte Foi), 9th c. and later, Conques, abbey treasury. For details see Conques.
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Cushion of St. Rémi, silk and gold embroidery, Alpheid c.852; on 10th c. silk. This work has its own page.
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paten, metalwork mid to second half 9th c., serpentine plate 1st c. BCE/CE, fish inlay poss. 4th/5th c., Louvre MR 415. This work has its own page.
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Lindau Gospels upper cover, gold/gems, c.870-80, Morgan MS M. 1, which has its own page.
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Arnulf Ciborium, c.890, Munich Residenz, Schatzkammer (This object has its own page.)
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Alfred Jewel: gold, enamel, and rock crystal, late 9th c., Ashmolean
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Alfred Jewel: gold, enamel, and rock crystal, late 9th c., Ashmolean
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pendant reliquary, Constantinople 10th-11th c., BM AF.354, which has its own page
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al-Muqtadir bi-Ilah (Abbasid caliph 908-32), gold donation dinar 916-17, Hermitage OH-B-Aз-5153
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Lothar Cross, gold and gems on wood core, c.1000, Aachen cathedral treasury
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Lothar Cross, gold and gems on wood core, c.1000 with later base, Aachen cathedral treasury
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Lothar Cross, gold and gems on wood core, c.1000: Roman Augustus cameo, banded agate, Aachen cathedral treasury
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Lothar Cross, gold and gems on wood core, c.1000: seal of Lothar II, 855-69, crystal, Aachen cathedral treasury
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eagle fibula from Stadthausstraße/ Schusterstraße Mainz; gold, enamel, and sapphire; c.1000; LMM O,1518
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eagle fibula from Stadthausstraße/ Schusterstraße Mainz; gold, enamel, and sapphire; c.1000; LMM O,1518
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Byzantine pendant cross, gold with emeralds, enamel, 11th c., V&A M.386-1911
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gold rings with filigree and granulation; Egypt, Syria, or Iran 11th-12th c., BM 1954,0412.1 and AF2448. For another view see BM.
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reliquary tablet, 11th c?, Halberstadt, cathedral treasury 46
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seal matrix of Abbot Theodulf, crystal intaglio (unengraved obverse) gilded on reverse, c.883-915, Halberstadt, cathedral treasury 46
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crystal cameo lion, 11th c.?, Halberstadt, cathedral treasury 46
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Basel antependium, gold and gems on wood, early 11th c., Cluny Cl. 2350. This work has its own page.
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Hildesheim Madonna, gold/gems on wood core, c.1010-15, HildMus DS82, which has its own page
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gold coin of Constantine VII (nomisma histamenon), Constantinople 1025-28, DO BZC 1960.125.66
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gold coin of Constantine IX Monomachos (nomisma), Constantinople 1042-55, DO BZC 1948.17.2908
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plaques from the crown of Constantine IX Monomachos (emperor 1042-55), enamel, HNM: this object has its own page.
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Guelph Cross; gold, silver gilt, gems, pearls, enamel, and niello on wood core; Milan bef. 1045 or central/south Italy, early 12th c; KGM W1. This work has its own page
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Portable altar of Countess Gertrude, c.1045, CMA 1931.462. This object has its own page.
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Countess Gertrude cross: gold, gems, and enamel on wood core, c.1045, CMA 1931.55. This object has its own page.
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Count Liudolf cross: gold, gems, and enamel on wood core, c.1045, CMA 1931.461
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Count Liudolf cross: gold, gems, and enamel on wood core, c.1045, CMA 1931.461
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Count Liudolf cross: gold, gems, and enamel on wood core, c.1045, CMA 1931.461
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Count Liudolf cross: gold, gems, and enamel on wood core, c.1045, CMA 1931.461
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Osnabrück processional cross, gold and gems, c.1050 and later, Osnabrück diocesan museum
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Osnabrück processional cross, gold and gems, c.1050 and later (late portion), Osnabrück diocesan museum
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nomisma histamenon of Nikephoros III Botaneiates (1078–81), electrum, DO BZC