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London’s Lost Jewels: The Cheapside Hoard

The Cheapside Hoard is regarded as the world's largest cache of Elizabethan and Early Stuart jewellery.

The Hoard was found in 1912, and over 100 years later it still remains the most important source of knowledge of Elizabethan and Jacobean jewellery in England.

The Cheapside Hoard is going on display at the Museum of London. The exhibition will look at why and when it was buried and by whom.

Ever since the unexpected discovery in June 1912, the Cheapside Hoard has been swathed in mystery, rich in questions that had been left unanswered for too long.

The Stafford intaglio has been absolutely vital in shedding new light on the collection, providing crucial dating evidence for the deposition of the Hoard between 1640 and 1666, and making a specific link to an individual who had international connections and a penchant for collecting gems and antiquities.

– Hazel Forsyth, exhibition curator
Bejeweled necklaces and chains Credit: PA Wire
Gold and white enamel jewelled scent bottle Credit: PA Wire
Amethyst briolette pendants Credit: PA Wire
The pearl cage pendants Credit: PA Wire
Salamander brooch set in gold with emeralds and diamonds Credit: PA Wire
Gilt brass watch Credit: PA Wire
A garnet pendant hangs on display in front of a portrait of Elizabeth Wriothesley, Countess of Southampton Credit: PA Wire
A group of precious gems in a recreated jeweller's shop circa 1576 Credit: PA Wire
The recreated jeweller's shop Credit: PA Wire