Body Chain Detail, Hoxne Hoard

Illustration

Mark Cartwright
by Mike Peel
published on 23 August 2016
Body Chain Detail, Hoxne Hoard

A detail of the central jewelled gold body chain of the Hoxne Hoard. The central stone is amethyst and surrounded by garnets. The empty settings once probably held pearls which have since decayed.

Discovered in Suffolk, in the east of England in 1992 CE, the incredible collection contains 14,865 late-4th and early-5th century CE Roman gold, silver and bronze coins, and 200 items of silver tableware and gold jewellery. The hoard amounts to a total of 7.7lb of gold and 52.4 lb of silver. (British Museum, London)

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Peel, M. (2016, August 23). Body Chain Detail, Hoxne Hoard. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.ancient.eu/image/5511/

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Peel, Mike. "Body Chain Detail, Hoxne Hoard." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Last modified August 23, 2016. https://www.ancient.eu/image/5511/.

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Peel, Mike. "Body Chain Detail, Hoxne Hoard." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Ancient History Encyclopedia, 23 Aug 2016. Web. 19 Sep 2019.

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