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Catalogue of Engraved Gems, Greek, Etruscan and Roman.

Catalogue of Engraved Gems, Greek, Etruscan and Roman.

Sunday 28th June 2020 at 09:23:00
Preface; History of the Collection; Abbreviations; General Introduction; The uses of Gems; The choice of designs on gems; The technique of gem engraving; The materials used for ancient gems; Appreciation and collecting of gems; Gem engravers and their signatures; Forgeries; Catalogue; I. Greek; II. Etruscan and Italic; III. Roman intaglios by Gisela M. Richter 2006,
Roman intaglios and sealings from Norfolk

Roman intaglios and sealings from Norfolk

Friday 26th June 2020 at 13:51:00
ROMAN INTAGLIOS AND SEALINGS FROM NORFOLK, 2002–08 by Adrian Marsden This article presents a catalogue of Roman intaglios and sealings discovered in Norfolk between 2002 and2008 and examined by the Identification and Recording Service. The catalogue is followed by a discussion of these objects and their changing role as the aesthetic and social developments of the third century led to signets falling into disuse and emphasis being increasingly laid on brightly coloured ring settings.
Papers from the Staffordshire Hoard Symposium

Papers from the Staffordshire Hoard Symposium

Saturday 28th July 2018 at 19:03:16
Papers from the Staffordshire Hoard Symposium
Bronze Age gold

Bronze Age gold

Friday 11th May 2018 at 20:38:23
The quality of contextual information regarding the Bronze Age gold objects is highly variable with the consequence that many times only limited details are known. In fact, many objects were found accidentally by farmers labouring in the fields or by workmen during activities such as digging for turf, ploughing, quarrying or building; other objects were excavated by metal detectorists with subsequent excavations by archaeologists and only few objects were excavated by archaeologists using modern excavation methods. In general, gold objects during the Early Bronze Age were placed in funerary contexts whilst those during the Middle-Late Bronze Age were placed with other gold objects in hoards in landscape or riverine contexts.