This is a nice and original Renaissance gold chain section, dating to the late 16th century. It consists of forty-one 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 in excavated condition and very RARE!
OBJECT: Chain section (41 links)
CULTURE: Renaissance (Tudor Period)
DATE: c. 1550 - 1620 A.D.
SIZE: 265mm long (10") x 6.24mm x 1.40mm
WEIGHT: 5.70 grams
PROVENANCE: From a European private collection, Netherlands.
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