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Given by Dame Joan Evans
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Jewellery, Rooms 91 to 93, The William and Judith Bollinger Gallery, case 6, shelf B, box 15
Gold ring inscribed in black letter iasper. melchior. baltazar.
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inscribed iasper. melchior. baltazar.
The names of the 'Three Kings' who gave gifts to Jesus at the Nativity
in black letter
Depth: 0.4 cm, Diameter: 2.3 cm
Historical context note
The names of the Magi, or the three Kings of Cologne, may be Mithraic in origin. Belief in their amuletic powers persisted after the passing of the Middle Ages.
Gold ring inscribed in black letter iasper. melchior. baltazar. (the names of the Three Kings). England, 1400-50.
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