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Byzantine Gold, Enamel, and Precious Stones

As the most precious of metals, gold was prized for its radiant color. The luster of gold was augmented by the addition of jewels and semiprecious stones. Goldsmiths achieved similar effects by the use of filigree and cloisonné enamel, techniques by which they fused colored glass to gold grounds.

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Circular Pendant with Double Solidus of Constantine I

Early Byzantine
Medallion: 324; Pendant: ca. 370-390
gold
BZ.1970.37.1-2

Bracelet with Jewelled Clasp

Early Byzantine
Second half 4th Century (possibly 360-80)
gold and gems
BZ.1975.1

Hexagonal Pendant with Double Solidus of Constantine I

Early Byzantine
Medallion: 321; Pendant: ca. 370-390
gold
BZ.1975.6.1-2

Three Sections of a Necklace Set with Cabochons

Early Byzantine
Last third of 4th Century
gold and gems
BZ.1975.7

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