The so-called Trivulzio Diatreta Cup, a 4th century CE luxury glass cup consisting of an inner beaker and an outer cage of decoration with circular geometrical patterns. Around the surface runs an inscription in Latin "BIVE VIVAS MULTIS ANNI": "Drink and live many years". (Civico museo archeologico di Milano)
Ottoman shamshir, 19th Century, Iranian wootz steel blade, scabbard set with gold, diamonds, emeralds and pearls, jade handle, a ceremonial sword, used for an investiture ceremony, a perfect symbol of the luxury, extravagance and workmanship in the Ottoman Empire, said to have been made in 1876 for the investiture of the Ottoman sultan Murad V (reigned May 30–August 31, 1876). He suffered a nervous breakdown before the ceremony and was deposed and imprisioned until his death in 1904.