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Medieval gold heart shaped reliquary amulet


Code: 11369

This is a wonderful medieval gold amulet, dating to the 15th - 16th century. It is made from a high carat yellow gold, tested around 22k-23k. The heart is decorated with granulation work around the sides, it retains three suspension rings for attachment to a chain. The amulet would have once been set with rock crystal gemstone, perhaps for a relic or commemoration. A nice excavated piece.

OBJECT: Amulet

CULTURE: Medieval

DATE: c. 1450 - 1550 A.D.

MATERIAL: Gold 22k - 23k

SIZE: 13.46mm x 15.62mm x 3.19mm

WEIGHT: 1.52 grams

PROVENANCE: Formerly in a private collection. Hertfordshire.