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https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/12884814/OmekaImages/ZanderLamp.jpg
This is a Byzantine Oil Lamp that was used for religious purposes, most likely in a shrine that Christian pilgrims would visit along their travels. This is made of bronze.

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/12884814/OmekaImages/JouleReliquaryCross.jpg
This is a foot-high reliquary cross that probably held a small relic of the True Cross.

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Mirror cases, which might be considered forerunners of the modern compact, were primarily destined for the aristocracy, and their subject matter reflects the activities and interests of their owners. Here, a lady and gentleman hunt with falcons,…

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/12884814/OmekaImages/ArifeenAstrolabe.tiff
A guide dedicated to Chaucer's son on how to use an astrolabe written in English

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

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/12884814/OmekaImages/Fish.jpg
It is a quartz fish that may have been used as either an amulet or a ticket for entrance to a theater.

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/12884814/OmekaImages/ChrisCrozier.jpg
This is a crosier that probably belong to a pastoral abbot in late 12th century England or France. The serpent on top of an abbot's staff could symbolize healing, wisdom, and Jesus. It also could be a reference to Moses' staff.

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In early Anglo-Saxon England, buckles used to fasten waist belts were a means of expressing a man’s wealth and status. The type of metal used and the fineness of decoration were key factors. This spectacular gold buckle from the Sutton Hoo ship…

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

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/12884814/Omeka images/Pendant.jpg
This is also like a token or badge, but it is secular.
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