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Elliptical die on the base of a hexagonal bell-shape matrix with knop at the end, to which is soldered a pierced oval disk for attachment to a chain (for example, see Spencer 1984, p. 380, no. 21; London 1987, pp. 398-399, no. 458). Solid cast, chased, punched and soldered. The intaglio design...

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Provenance

1963, Claude Blair, London; 1963, sold by Blair to the MFA for $500. (Accession Date: September 18, 1963)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour

English, Medieval (Gothic), late 13th–14th century

Object Place

England

Dimensions

2.1 x 1.5 x 2.3 cm (13/16 x 9/16 x 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

63.1078

Medium or Technique

Silver (93.6% silver, 4.3% copper, 1.3% gold, .8% lead)

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Metalwork