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Online Talk – The Middleham Jewel: Discovery, Analysis and Interpretation – Thu 16 Sep 2021

The Middleham Jewel: Discovery, Analysis and Interpretation
Dr Kate Giles (Senior Lecturer, Department of Archaeology, University of York) 
16 September at 4.30pm BST/GMT

In this lecture, Dr Kate Giles of the University of York will reflect on the discovery and analysis of – quite literally – one of the jewels in the Yorkshire Museum’s collection – the Middleham Jewel. Discovered by detectorist Ted Seaton in 1986, the jewel was the subject of considerable debate and discussion at the time, and continues to intrigue scholars and visitors today. What was its connection to Middleham and Richard III? What was its original function and how and when was it lost? Join Kate Giles as she shares thoughts and ideas based on the experience of exploring this wonderful object with curators at the Yorkshire Museum and students in the University of York’s Centre for Medieval Studies.

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This event is part of a series of online lectures delving into various themes surrounding King Richard III and medieval York. All events will begin at 4:30pm BST/GMT and will be broadcast on Facebook and YouTube, and also have the ability for the audience to ask questions. For more information on what’s on click here.



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Thursday 16 September 2021, 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm



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