Renaissance gold chain section

Renaissance gold chain section

Code: 11437

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This is a nice Renaissance gold chain section, dating to the 16th century. It consists of nine links, alternating twisted and grooved (likely set with enamel). The chain would have been much longer, likely a long chain. Similar chains have been recovered from the Cheapside Hoard. A rare and interesting piece of early jewellery.

OBJECT: Chain section

CULTURE: Renaissance 

DATE: c. 1550 - 1650 A.D.

MATERIAL: Gold

SIZE: 55mm x 6mm

WEIGHT: 1.28 grams

PROVENANCE: Ex. European Private Collection