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Blog Backlog: Huge Hoard of Anglo Saxon Gold Found in Staffordshire

Afficionados of ancient ornament, take note. In the middle of last year, a hobbyist who enjoys combing the countryside with a metal detector discovered the most important early medieval gold hoard ever. The hoard’s website includes 659 photos of the find and news about its disposition and plans for future … Continue reading

Filled under : Ornament
Author : Susi
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Tagged on : buried treasure , gold , jewelry
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Jewelry as a Tactic: Madeleine Albright’s Brooches

There’s a beautiful and unusual exhibition on at the Museum of Arts and Design (New York), showing over 200 brooches from the collection of former US Secretary of State, Madeline Albright. Her use of brooches as signals in diplomacy was truly extraordinary. She drew from her vast and expanding collection … Continue reading

Filled under : Design , Ornament
Author : Susi
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Tagged on : gold , jewelry