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The circulation of garnets in the North Sea zone, c. 400-700

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Garnet-inlaid metalwork is one of the most instantly recognizable emblems of the elite culture that emerged in the North Sea zone during the 5th to 7th centuries. The giving and receiving of such precious objects played a key role in cementing socio-political relationships, by enhancing the honour of both donor and recipient (Arrhenius 1985. – Arrhenius 1998. – Bazelmans 1998). The use of garnet inlays derived ultimately from Graeco-Roman lapidary traditions, with the deep purple-red colour o...

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University of Oxford
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HUMS
Department:
History Faculty
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Publisher:
Verlag des Römisch-Germanischen Zentralmuseums
Host title:
Gemstones in the First Millennium AD
Publication date:
2017-04-05
Acceptance date:
2016-09-21
ISBN:
9783795432393
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pubs:579706
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uuid:1c448e14-be39-4d0b-9274-ec34808e33dd
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579706
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2015-12-14

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