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Medieval Silver Gilt Ring Brooch. A rare ornate silver gilt ring brooch decorated with elaborate open-work filigree and complete with sword shaped pin. 1200 - 1300 AD

A rare ornate silver gilt ring brooch decorated with elaborate open-work filigree and complete with sword shaped pin.

An early operation for removal of a cataract included inserting a sharp instrument, such a knife or large needle, through the cornea and forcing the lens out of its capsule and down to the bottom of the eye. Once Islamic medicine became more widely followed in medieval Europe, cataract surgery improved. The syringe was used for extraction of cataracts by suction. A hollow metallic hypodermic syringe was inserted through white part of eye and successfully extracted the cataracts through…

10 Excruciating Medical Treatments from the Middle Ages (medieval medicine) - ODDEE. Eye Cataract Surgery- a painful procedure that rarely saved the patients sight.

ENGLISH, 15TH CENTURY  RING BROOCH      the reverse inscribed in old French entir vostre suy par tout ma vie [I am wholly yours for the whole of my life]

English, century RING BROOCH the reverse inscribed in old French entir vostre suy par tout ma vie [I am wholly yours for the whole of my life] gold

charm  - Modeled from the Lillbjärs picture stone found in Stenkyrka, Gotland, Sweden, the inscription on the back is Frigga's blessing to Odin "Unharmed go forth, Unharmed return, Unharmed safe home"

charm - modeled from the Lillbjärs picture stone found in Stenkyrka, Gotland, Sweden-- the inscription on the back is Frigga's blessing to Odin "Unharmed go forth, Unharmed return, Unharmed safe home"

Silver and gold Late Saxon (Viking) Thor's hammer amulet. Ca. 975-1025 CE. NWHCM : 2005.721 : A. At the Norfolk Museums and Archaeology Service.

Silver and gold Late Saxon (Viking) Thor's hammer amulet. At the Norfolk Museums and Archaeology Service.

Medallion, Date: before 1227 Geography: Made in Limoges, France Culture: French Medium: Copper, champlevé enamel. These medallions probably come from a large traveling chest that belonged to Cardinal Guala Bicchieri. A collector and bibliophile, he purchased several such coffrets in Limoges and took them to his residence near Turin. Later the medallions were used as decorative elements on the choirstalls of the Church of Saint Sebastian in Biella.

Medallion Date: before 1227 Geography: Made in Limoges, France Culture: French Medium: Copper, champlevé enamel The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Agate cameo fragment ca. 1450 in late seventeenth century gold setting. Medieval European cameos are among st the rarest of all as very few of them were carved

Medieval Agate Cameo in century gold setting ~ agate cameo fragment in late century gold setting. Medieval European cameos are among the rarest of all as very few of them were carved.

Belt plaques from the finery set of Queen Aregund (c.515–573AD), wife of Clotaire I (511–561AD), silver, glass paste & garnet, made c.570AD in Merovingian Gaul

Buckles & Belts Belt plaques from the finery set of Queen Aregund wife of Clotaire I silver, glass paste & garnet, made in Merovingian Gaul

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