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

late 700s
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Diameter: 5.1 x 0.2 cm (2 x 1/16 in.)
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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.
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

Germany, Weserraum, Migration period, late 8th century

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