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https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/12884814/OmekaImages/DennisSealofAthanasius.jpg
It is a lead seal. On one face is an inscription of text stating Athanasius's title. The other is a picture of Virgin Mary with Christ.

http://images.metmuseum.org/CRDImages/md/original/DT2672.jpg
These two panels of a diptych were created in 521 AD in Constantinople. The panels are made of ivory, and are inscribed with words as well as ornate decorations in the middle and in the four corners. The decorations in the corners depict a lion_s…

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/12884814/OmekaImages/EmmyBrooch.jpg
This is a zoomorphic penannular brooch most likely from England or Great Britain, although the origins of the brooch are unclear. It has a dragon head on each end. This brooch was used either to hold a cloak or a kilt, if it was from Scotland. This…

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/12884814/OmekaImages/EricRoundel.jpg
Manufactured in Limoges, France - likely for trade!

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/12884814/OmekaImages/GeorgiaBox.jpg
This is a silver box, perhaps a reliquary, with detailed engravings of Saint Margaret on one side and Saint Catherine of Alexandria on the other; both are holding objects which tell of the way in which they were killed (both were martyrs). The box…

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/41012539/18831401.jpeg
Brick Stamp representing Emperor Theoderic from the Aurelian Wall, which he did repairs on. Apparently there are numerous types of stamp from his reign. To specify, this is Theoderic the Great (there are atleast 5 Theoderics...) Also, this is broken…

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/12884814/OmekaImages/JacobChessPiece.jpg

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/12884814/OmekaImages/JakeLamentations.jpg

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/12884814/OmekaImages/JamesonPyx.jpg
This is a copper box that holds a consecrated Eucharist to the sick or the unable to travel to church to recieve it. Usually carried, suspended around the neck, the pyx was carried by priests, but since the late 20th century, lay people who are…

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/12884814/OmekaImages/JaniceBoulloterionImage.tiff
This is a tool used for sealing. A small disk would be sandwiched in and then hammered to imprint an image (this particular boulloterion has St. Nicholas). Seals were used to legitimize official documents.
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