Necklace with a portrait medallion

UnknownSecond half of the 6th century

Pforzheim Jewellery Museum

Pforzheim Jewellery Museum
Pforzheim, Germany

A necklace complemented with a medallion portraying a Byzantine emperor and created in the 6th century testifies to this new kind of splendour. It was probably a precious honorary gift bestowed on a meritorious member of the court society.


  • Title: Necklace with a portrait medallion
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: Second half of the 6th century
  • Location: Byzantine Empire
  • Physical Dimensions: h48 cm
  • Provenance: © Schmuckmuseum Pforzheim
  • Type: Jewellery
  • Photographer: Guenther Meyer
  • Medium: Gold, pearls (incomplete)

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