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Fragment / thread Fragment / thread

Fragments of gold threads found in a grave in the choir of St Magnus Cathedral, Kirkwall, Orkney, probably 13th century

Ampulla Ampulla

Coronation ampulla of gold which held the sacred anointing oil for the coronation of Charles I at Holyroodhouse on 18 June 1633, possibly made by James Denniestoun, deacon

Dirk / knife / fork Dirk / knife / fork

Regimental dirk with a knife and fork, with an inscription on one side and a trophy of arms, a thistle and other plant motifs on the other

Fowling piece Fowling piece

Carved, silver mounted and gilded smooth bore fowling piece bearing the arms of Clanranald

Necklace Necklace

Gold necklace of fourteen large oval beads of filigree work divided by smaller circular beads, late 16th century, long preserved by the Clerks of Penicuik as a relic of Mary, Queen of Scots

Locket Locket

Oval locket of gold and a gold and pearl pendant which was probably formerly attached to the locket, Scottish, late 16th century, preserved by the Clerks of Penicuik as a relic of Mary, Queen of Scots

Pendant Pendant

Renaissance gold pendant engraved with the arms of Mary, Queen of Scots, set within a crystal in colours, probably made by a French goldsmith, 1548 - 1558

Slide, neck Slide, neck

Neck slide with hair inserted in a square, with a gold border on which is a crown and the letters "J.R.", and round it "GOD SAVE THE KING" , probably post 1715

Locket / miniature Locket / miniature

Locket consisting of an oval gold frame with a loop at the top containing a miniature of Prince Charles Edward Stuart, with four pieces of his hair gummed on the back

Brooch Brooch

Heart-shaped brooch with gold fittings, a silver border set with 13 diamonds, and a glass centre said to contain the hair of Prince Charles Edward Stuart given by him to Lady Mary Clark, 18th century

Locket Locket

Gold enamelled, heart-shaped locket set with an onyx cameo portrait of Mary, Queen of Scots: the locket Scottish, late 16th century, the cameo and its mount, French

Pendant Pendant

Oval gold and enamel pendant with tiny miniatures of Mary, Queen of Scots and James VI on the outside and portrait of a man on the inside, surrounded by ropework of seed pearls, late 16th century

Brooch, ring Brooch, ring

Gold ring brooch set with multi-coloured moss agates, with three gold thistles in the centre with heads of amethysts and a cairngorm

Brooch, flower spray / jewel, trembler Brooch, flower spray / jewel, trembler

Spray brooch of three enamelled gold flowers on a gold stem, with one green enamelled gold leaf with a blue back, known as a "trembler" jewel, c. 1650

Bracelet Bracelet

Gold bracelet set with agate and other native stones, the pendant heart with a window for a hair ornament on the reverse, c. 1858

Pendant Pendant

Gold oval pendant with a long suspension loop which has spirals of gold on either side

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