793: ‘ … the ravages of heathen men miserably destroyed God’s church on Lindisfarne, with plunder and slaughter.’
Pattern-welding
Wareham sword Wallingford weaving-`sword’ personification
830: ‘ … and he [King Ecgberht] reduced them all to humble submission to him.’
The Trewhiddle style
Cuerdale hoard ‘I do not know for certain whether there is so much money, nor do I know whether there is more, though I su...
 
Abingdon sword ‘ And to Ealdorman Aethelred a sword worth 100 mancuses’
 
Rings of King Aethelwulf and Queen Aethelswith   ‘ … his ring-giver, Alfred … the greatest treasure-giver of all the kings...
 
 
 
‘ Aelfred mec heht gewyrcan’
Alfred’s translation of Pope Gregory’s ‘Pastoral Care’   … certain books which it is most necessary for men to know …I int...
This book shall [go] to Worcester King Alfred sends words of greeting lovingly and amicably to Bishop Waerferth of Worcest...
 
 
Reliquaries
Aelfflaed fieri precepit
 
Aaron’s rod:  lar  and  sothfaestness  – truth and wisdom tha blostman thaere forman boce
‘ the craftsmen he had with him in almost countless numbers’ (Asser)   Crists-mael : Bede  ‘ … in heaven … one sat on the ...
Tree of Life ‘wisdom … is the tree of life’ (Book of Proverbs) ‘To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the tree of l...
Kingsclere   Portchester
Minster Lovell jewel Oxfordshire
Bowleaze Cove jewel, Dorset
Warminster jewel Wiltshire
 
Aughton Yorkshire Bidford-on-Avon Warwickshire Borg Norway
Deerhurst church  Glos.
Deerhurst  church Gloucestershire
St Cross angels
 
 
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Professor David Hinton has graciously shared the slides from his April 6, 2009 presentation of the Alfred Jewel held at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.

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  1. 4. 793: ‘ … the ravages of heathen men miserably destroyed God’s church on Lindisfarne, with plunder and slaughter.’
  2. 5. Pattern-welding
  3. 6. Wareham sword Wallingford weaving-`sword’ personification
  4. 7. 830: ‘ … and he [King Ecgberht] reduced them all to humble submission to him.’
  5. 8. The Trewhiddle style
  6. 9. Cuerdale hoard ‘I do not know for certain whether there is so much money, nor do I know whether there is more, though I suspect so.’ Alfred’s will
  7. 11. Abingdon sword ‘ And to Ealdorman Aethelred a sword worth 100 mancuses’
  8. 13. Rings of King Aethelwulf and Queen Aethelswith ‘ … his ring-giver, Alfred … the greatest treasure-giver of all the kings’ Bishop Wulfsige of Sherborne
  9. 17. ‘ Aelfred mec heht gewyrcan’
  10. 18. Alfred’s translation of Pope Gregory’s ‘Pastoral Care’ … certain books which it is most necessary for men to know …I intend to send a copy to each bishopric in my kingdom; and in each copy there will be an aestel worth fifty mancuses … no-one shall take that aestel from the book, nor the book from the church.’
  11. 19. This book shall [go] to Worcester King Alfred sends words of greeting lovingly and amicably to Bishop Waerferth of Worcester.
  12. 22. Reliquaries
  13. 23. Aelfflaed fieri precepit
  14. 25. Aaron’s rod: lar and sothfaestness – truth and wisdom tha blostman thaere forman boce
  15. 26. ‘ the craftsmen he had with him in almost countless numbers’ (Asser) Crists-mael : Bede ‘ … in heaven … one sat on the throne … and before the throne there was a sea of glass like unto crystal…’ (Book of Revelation)
  16. 27. Tree of Life ‘wisdom … is the tree of life’ (Book of Proverbs) ‘To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the tree of life’ (Revelations) ‘I am the tree of Glory’ (Dream of the Rood)
  17. 28. Kingsclere Portchester
  18. 29. Minster Lovell jewel Oxfordshire
  19. 30. Bowleaze Cove jewel, Dorset
  20. 31. Warminster jewel Wiltshire
  21. 33. Aughton Yorkshire Bidford-on-Avon Warwickshire Borg Norway
  22. 34. Deerhurst church Glos.
  23. 35. Deerhurst church Gloucestershire
  24. 36. St Cross angels

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