Eleanor of Aquitaine's effigy at Fontrevault. Queen of France and England, she was known for her passion for reading. Lovely.

Eleanor of Aquitaine--one of my favorite historical women. Eleanor of Aquitaine's effigy at Fontrevault. Queen of France and England, she was known for her passion for reading.

GOLD RING,    Shoulders decorated with stylized zoomorphic head leading to a raised blue glass set, Date: C. 12th-13th century .

ring / GOLD RING, Shoulders decorated with stylized zoomorphic head leading to a raised blue glass set, Date: C.

Silk pattern knitted gloves from teh Archbishop of Toledo, 1247.

Silk-patterned knitted glove (both sides). Belonged to the Archbishop of Toledo, Rodrigo Ximinez de Rada, who died in Spanish, multi-needle silk knitting.

Devotional Ring Date: 13th century Culture: British (?) Medium: Gold and sapphire Dimensions: Height 26.6 mm.; hoop inner diam. 20 mm.; hoop outer diam. 23.5 mm; bezel 10 x 13.4 mm.; weight 8.71 g.

Devotional Ring Date: century Culture: British (?) Medium: Gold and sapphire Dimensions: Height mm. bezel 10 x mm.

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Neverending Knights #Medieval #Historical

m Fighter Chain Armor Helm Shield Battle Axe KNIGHTS: Amazing scale model toy Knight.

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1200 - 1299 Knights Templar, century The Poor Fellow-Soldiers of Christ and of the Temple of Solomon Active: c. Allegiance: The Pope

The octagonal crown fashioned from pure gold is studded with 144 precious stones and just as many pearls yet it is a priceless artifact for other reasons. The crown almost certainly once graced the head of the first German emperor Otto I more than 1,000 years ago. For hundreds of years it has been one of the most potent symbols of the Holy Roman Empire, the German kingdom which stretched across most of Central Europe.

Holy Roman Empire Crown (Imperial - Imperial Crown of the Holy Roman Empire - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Wierdly, if I needed a crown, I would have this one!

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