Bloodstone reliquary pendant: 16th-17th century
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Bloodstone reliquary pendant set in gold with white enamel with the emblems of the Passion. The bloodstone is engraved with the head of Christ wearing the crown of thorns and "EGO SUM VIA VERITAS ET VITA"-"I am the way, the truth and the life"-and the reverse is engraved with the head of the virgin in profile and "MATER JESU CHRISTI" -"Mother of Jesus Christ". Part of the Cheapside Hoard.
1501 AD - 1625 AD