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Medallion with the Bust of Christ ("The Cumberland Medallion"), from the Guelph Treasure

Medallion with the Bust of Christ ("The Cumberland Medallion"), from the Guelph Treasure

late 700s

Cloisonné enamel and gold on copper

Diameter: 5.1 x 0.2 cm (2 x 1/16 in.)

Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund 1930.504

Description

This medallion may have originally served as a sacerdotal brooch and is the earliest object from the Guelph Treasure, the ecclesiastical treasure of Germany’s Braunschweig (Brunswick) Cathedral.

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