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The Alfred jewel : and other late Anglo-Saxon decorated metalwork

Author: David Alban Hinton; Ashmolean Museum.
Publisher: [Oxford] : Ashmolean Museum, ©2008.
Series: Ashmolean handbooks.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The Alfred Jewel is one of the greatest treasures of the University of Oxford. This handbook describes the Jewel and discusses the many questions that it raises. The Ashmolean Museum also houses many of the objects that belong to the same late Anglo-Saxon period, and they help to set the Jewel in context."--Jacket.
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Hinton, David Alban.
Alfred jewel.
[Oxford] : Ashmolean Museum, ©2008
(OCoLC)608131065
Named Person: Alfred, King of England; Alfred, King of England; Alfred / King of England / 849-899.
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David Alban Hinton; Ashmolean Museum.
ISBN: 9781854442307 1854442309 9781854442291 1854442295
OCLC Number: 191932547
Description: 96 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 21 cm.
Contents: The Alfred jewel --
Other possible aestels --
Royal gifts and finger-rings --
Hoards --
Swords and other weapons --
Brooches --
Some other personal fittings --
Riding equipment --
Enamel mounts --
Coins --
A reliquary.
Series Title: Ashmolean handbooks.
Responsibility: David A. Hinton.

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"Lovely little book -- handsomely designed and engagingly written, and Hinton's scholarship is top-notch." -- Mike Pitts, British Archaeology October 2008

 
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