Christian Jewellery?

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IagotheHungry
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Christian Jewellery?

Postby IagotheHungry » Sun Oct 31, 2010 6:15 pm

Hello all!

I've been wondering recently about the use of jewellery such as the torc and pendants in the Post-Roman period in Britain. I know that when the Norsemen arrived they brought all kinds of hammers, beads and shiny things with them, but does anyone have any links to information on what your Christian Brit about town was wearing?
Did they still wear Torcs as they had pre-Roman and under Roman administration? Were rings and bracelets worn widely, and if so did they have ones like the Chi-Rho Roman ring found in Chobham? http://www.chobham.info/images/jet_ri2.jpg
I'm mainly interested in Wales, but I know the artefactual evidence is woeful at best...

Sorry to ask so many questions, but I want to be absolutely sure of what I'm doing before I start mucking about with metal and stone, I'm only a poor student! Thanks!


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Re: Christian Jewellery?

Postby Simon_Diment » Mon Nov 01, 2010 1:55 pm

You could try reading some of the books by the following authors:

Catherine Johns - Jewellery expert, was/is curator of the Romano-British collections at the British Museum
Martin Henig - Roman Art and Religion expert - books include cataloge of finger rings at the Ashmolean
Diana Scarisbrick - Jewellery expert, collaborated with Henig on several books.


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Re: Christian Jewellery?

Postby IagotheHungry » Fri Nov 12, 2010 1:46 am

That's great Simon, very informative.
Thanks! :D


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Re: Christian Jewellery?

Postby WorkMonkey3 » Wed Apr 06, 2011 9:34 pm

Love it,
Torc wearing Brits,
Then came the vikings.

And thus ends todays lesson on THE DARK AGES!



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Re: Christian Jewellery?

Postby Teagirl » Thu Apr 07, 2011 9:40 am

Isn't that the Dyrk Ayges?

Besides, what have the Anglo-Saxons ever done for us, huh?


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Re: Christian Jewellery?

Postby Simon_Diment » Thu Apr 07, 2011 12:49 pm

WorkMonkey3 wrote:Love it,
Torc wearing Brits,
Then came the vikings.

And thus ends todays lesson on THE DARK AGES!

You left out the horned helmets! :D


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Re: Christian Jewellery?

Postby WorkMonkey3 » Thu Apr 07, 2011 4:28 pm

Simon_Diment wrote:You left out the horned helmets! :D


Ah, but horned helmets are common to both cultures, so I didn't feel it neccessary to include it. :?




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