Roman cameo glass,1st century B.C. The present example was made in two stages: the general shape was first blown, casing the layer of one colour over another; the outer layer of white glass was then cut away and carved with the help of a cutting wheel and hand tools which further cut, faceted, scraped, ground and polished, revealing the contrasting blue layer which in turn was also worked, 14 cm high. George Ortiz collection
Cathedral Church and Abbey of ST. ALBANS will ring In this ancient city with strong Roman connections a small church was established, which was noted by St. Bede, long before it became an Abbey. This commanding building is now the second longest church in England and its 12 bells will ring out on April 23rd for St. George.
Byzantine amethyst cameo depicting St George and St Demetrios, 6th century AD. Found with the Cheapside Hoard, a collection of Elizabethan and eary Stuart era jewelry on display at the Museum of London.