Renaissance gold chain section

Renaissance gold chain section

Code: 11862

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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.

MATERIAL: Gold 

SIZE: 265mm long (10") x 6.24mm x 1.40mm

WEIGHT: 5.70 grams

PROVENANCE: From a European private collection, Netherlands.