Very Rare image of Henry II (972-1024) King of Italy and Germany also Holy Roman Emperor during the time of the Ottonian Dynasty. From the Sacramentary of Henry II (1002 -1014). Undeniable proof of so called black presence throughout Europe.
Gold and enamel Anglo-Saxon roundel: gold tray inlaid with cloisonne enamel; depicting the right Hand of God in opaque white enamel. Late 10th/early 11th Century - found by an armature metal detectorist in Hampshire, England and currently housed in the British Museum.
Essen crown. The small crown is the oldest surviving crown of lilies in Europe. It is stored for almost a millennium in the Essen treasury. It was used until the 16th century at the coronation of the Golden Madonna at the Candlemas on February 2nd. The gold band with 4 lilies is decorated with filigree patterns of coupled gold wires, set with pearls and precious stones. The crown was created at the second half of the 11th century. The origin of the crown is unclear.
A silver Anglo-Saxon zoomorphic strap-end of Haldenby Group 11 (see ref below). The attachment end is split to accommodate the strap, and has two attachment holes which retain their separate silver rivets. The central section of the strap-end has a sub-rectangular panel with deeply engraved decoration of a type classified by Haldenby as 'Animals to Interlace'*. In this case, a right facing abstracted animal with interlaced tail.