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Gold jewel of domed circular section decorated with beaded wire, centred by a blue glass cabochon stone, tapering short socket terminating in similar beadwork.
The Bowleaze Jewel by Medieval, 850-900
© British Museum
- Gold & blue glass Dimensions: height: 2.8cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £8,785 ( Total: £42,465)
- Acquired in:
The narrow socket would have held an ivory or wood rod or pointer. The Bowleaze Jewel's association with the court workshops of Alfred the Great is very likely.
Found in March 1990 at Bowleaze Cove, Weymouth, Dorset; sold by finder.