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Cheapside Hoard on display

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annis
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Cheapside Hoard on display

Post by annis » Fri June 7th, 2013, 6:26 pm

For the first time all the recovered pieces of the Cheapside Hoard will be displayed together. It's a fascinating story- 100 years ago workmen in the Cheapside area came across a rotting chest in a cellar containing a dazzling stash of Tudor and Jacobean jewels. The workman wasted no time gathering up pieces and selling them off to local dealers, but many (though not all) were recovered.

Cheapside was once the area where jewellers operated, and it's thought that this collection may have been hastily tucked away in the cellar when its owner(s) fled the Great Fire of London.

Story here:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/culture/2013/ ... -of-london

Images of the Cheapside Horde can be seen at the Museum of London website:
http://www.museumoflondonimages.com/viewCollection.php
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Post by Madeleine » Sat June 8th, 2013, 6:52 pm

Fascinating - surely it's crying out for someone to write a novel about it?!
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Post by EC2 » Sat June 8th, 2013, 9:42 pm

I'm definitely going to see this one - and I just love the Museum of London anyway!
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Post by fljustice » Sun June 9th, 2013, 5:36 pm

[quote=""EC2""]I'm definitely going to see this one - and I just love the Museum of London anyway![/quote]

The Museum of London is one of my faves. I like the British Museum, but it's so overwhelming--and I always spend a fortune at the bookshop.
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Post by EC2 » Sun June 9th, 2013, 5:47 pm

[quote=""fljustice""]The Museum of London is one of my faves. I like the British Museum, but it's so overwhelming--and I always spend a fortune at the bookshop.[/quote]

Me too, but tends to be via Amazon as the book I want always weight too much on top of the rest of my luggage! So I arrive home and beggar myself by mail order!
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Post by Madeleine » Mon June 10th, 2013, 10:50 am

I might have to mosey on down there and have a look too.
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Post by Divia » Mon June 10th, 2013, 10:01 pm

Never knew anything about this. Neat story, and cool jewels. Makes ya wonder who wore them and how they felt parading around in them. :)
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