Enticing beyond measure the eyes of the beholders
August 28, 2010 7:20 AM Subscribe
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On the 18th June 1912 workmen burst through the floorboards of a disused London tenement at 30-32 Cheapside and discovered "Probably the most remarkable find ever recovered from British soil."
The stock of an early Stuart
goldsmith - the most astonishing array of precious and semi-precious stones from around the world
- hidden c.1630, The Cheapside Hoard
is the finest collection of Elizabethan jewellery in the world.
Resting uncatalogued in the vaults of the Museum of London
with only a fraction of the 500 or so objects on public display, just a small handful
of highlights from this treasure trove can be appreciated online. Little known, and largely kept from public view since their discovery, there are tentative plans to display the jewels fully for the first time in 2012