Saturday, 9 November 2013

The lost jewels: Cheapside hoard at the Museum of London

Enamelled and bejewelled chain from the Cheapside Hoard
This week I was really pleased to get the chance to visit the Cheapside hoard at the Museum of London. The collection is made up of priceless jewellery from the late 16th and early 17th century. It was discovered buried in a cellar in Cheapside, City of London in 1912 and is exhibited in it's entirety for the first time.
As it is worth so much the security is very high. You are not allowed bags or coats and must pass through a security gate. Once you do get through you are treated to a room full of gorgeous stones and jewellery. I particularly loved the enamelled chain (pictured here) which I stared at for a very long time!
No one knows why it was buried which lends to the mystery surrounding this beautiful collection. I recommend you see it if you can.

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