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Antiquities Collection

Background imageAntiquities Collection: Gjermundbu Viking Helm. 10th c. Decorative Arts

Gjermundbu Viking Helm. 10th c. Decorative Arts. NORWAY. Oslo. University Museum of National Antiquities. Proc: NORWAY. BUSKERUD. Ringerike

Background imageAntiquities Collection: Old houses in the Butcher Row, London

Old houses in the Butcher Row, London The right-hand corner house on St. Clements Lane reputedly used by the leaders of the Gunpowder Plot

Background imageAntiquities Collection: Princess Elizabeth and Margaret at the British Museum

Princess Elizabeth and Margaret at the British Museum
Princess Elizabeth and Princess Margaret pictured visiting the British Museum with their grandmother, Queen Mary and viewing with interest the Rosetta Stone in the presence of the Museums Director

Background imageAntiquities Collection: Rev Gilbert White at his sundial

Rev Gilbert White at his sundial
The Rev Gilbert White at his sundial - the right time by the sun Date: 18th century

Background imageAntiquities Collection: Musket exercises

Musket exercises. Taken from John Blackwells Account of the Artillery Company. Copperplate engraving from Francis Groses Military Antiquities respecting a History of the English Army, Stockdale

Background imageAntiquities Collection: A goddess and her handmaidens - in unique figurines of 4500 years ago

A goddess and her handmaidens - in unique figurines of 4500 years ago, part of the royal treasure of Dorak from the Yortan culture

Background imageAntiquities Collection: Ancient monument of a bishop in Temple Church, London

Ancient monument of a bishop in Temple Church, London
Ancient monument of a bishop under the southeast window of the 12th century Temple Church, London. Copperplate engraving by John Thomas Smith after original drawings by members of the Society of

Background imageAntiquities Collection: North or inside view of Traitors Gate, Tower of London

North or inside view of Traitors Gate, Tower of London
North or inside view of Traitors Gate, principal entrance to the Tower of London from the River Thames.Copperplate engraving by John Thomas Smith after original drawings by members of the Society of

Background imageAntiquities Collection: The petard, a medieval explosive device

The petard, a medieval explosive device in the form of a metal cone filled with gunpowder attached to a gate to blow it open. Invented in France in 1579 for Henri IV, King of Navarre

Background imageAntiquities Collection: Saxon swords, daggers and crossbow bolt

Saxon swords, daggers and crossbow bolt
Saxon weapons: ancient iron sword 1, 2, and dirks and daggers 3, 4 found in the River Wytham, Lincolnshire, and a crossbow bolt found in the camp at Danbury, Essex 5

Background imageAntiquities Collection: Infantry armour and weapons, 17th century

Infantry armour and weapons, 17th century. Breastplate, musket, arquebus, sabre, sword, halberd, helmet and lance. Copperplate engraving by N.C

Background imageAntiquities Collection: Diana the huntress with her bow and arrow

Diana the huntress with her bow and arrow. Copperplate engraving by Tommaso Piroli from his Antiquities of Herculaneum (Antichita di Ercolano), Rome, 1789

Background imageAntiquities Collection: Bust of Alexander the Great (356-323 BC)

Bust of Alexander the Great (356-323 BC)
Alexander the Great (356-323 BC). Macedonian King. Portrait of Alexander the Great idealized. 1st-2nd centuries AD. Marble. Probably from Alexandria

Background imageAntiquities Collection: Colossal male head. 560-540 BC. From Kition, Cyprus

Colossal male head. 560-540 BC. From Kition, Cyprus
Colossal male head with square beard in Assyrian fashion, wearing pointed helmet. Limestone. 560-540 BC. From Kition, Cyprus. Museum of the Mediterranean and Near Eastern Antiquities

Background imageAntiquities Collection: Male sculpture. 450 BC. From Mersinaki, Cyprus

Male sculpture. 450 BC. From Mersinaki, Cyprus. Museum of the Mediterranean and Near Eastern Antiquities. Stockholm, Sweden. Date: 2015

Background imageAntiquities Collection: Monument of Thomas Bancroft, Lord Mayors Officer

Monument of Thomas Bancroft, Lord Mayors Officer, in the church of St. Helen, Bishopsgate Street. Copperplate engraving by John Thomas Smith after original drawings by members of the Society of

Background imageAntiquities Collection: View of Clarendon House, 17th century

View of Clarendon House, 17th century
View of Clarendon House from St. James Street, , from a rare print in the collection of Thmoas Allen. Classical mansion built by Roger Platt for Edward Hyde, 1st Earl of Clarendon, in 1664

Background imageAntiquities Collection: Remains of Winchester Palace in 1800

Remains of Winchester Palace in 1800
South remains of Winchester House, Southwark. The Winchester Palace was built in the 12th century and burnt down in 1814. Copperplate engraving by John Thomas Smith after original drawings by members

Background imageAntiquities Collection: British King Lud and his sons Angrogeus and Theomantius

British King Lud and his sons Angrogeus and Theomantius (Temantius), repairer of the walls of Trinovantum, later Caer Lud or Luds Town, 66AD

Background imageAntiquities Collection: Lambeth Palace, London

Lambeth Palace, London
View of Lambeth Palace, London. Fishermen on shore and in a boat hauling a net in the lake. From a painting by William Marlow

Background imageAntiquities Collection: Edmund Plowdens monument in the Temple Church

Edmund Plowdens monument in the Temple Church
Edmund Plowdens monument on the north wall in the Temple Church. Plowden was a Tudor lawyer and legal scholar, 1518-1585. Copperplate engraving by John Thomas Smith after original drawings by members

Background imageAntiquities Collection: Ancient monument in the chancel of St. Mary le Savoy

Ancient monument in the chancel of St. Mary le Savoy (now the Savoy Chapel). Copperplate engraving by John Thomas Smith after original drawings by members of the Society of Antiquaries from his J.T

Background imageAntiquities Collection: Monument of Sir Edward Wynter, died 1685

Monument of Sir Edward Wynter, died 1685, on the south wall of St Marys Church Battersea. With bust, cherubs, drapes and depictions of him fighting a tiger and Moors

Background imageAntiquities Collection: South view of the Bloody Tower within the Tower of London

South view of the Bloody Tower within the Tower of London. Copperplate engraving by John Thomas Smith after original drawings by members of the Society of Antiquaries from his J.T

Background imageAntiquities Collection: Tomb of royal engraver William Woollett, died 1735

Tomb of royal engraver William Woollett, died 1735, in the churchyard of St. Pancras, Middlesex. Copperplate engraving by John Thomas Smith after original drawings by members of the Society of

Background imageAntiquities Collection: Bust of King James I of England

Bust of King James I of England
King James I of England taken from a bronze bust over the entrance of the Banquetting Room at Whitehall. Copperplate engraving by John Thomas Smith after original drawings by members of the Society

Background imageAntiquities Collection: The ruins of the South Gates of Dukes Place

The ruins of the South Gates of Dukes Place, built by Sir Thomas Audley (1488-1544) near Aldgate. Copperplate engraving by John Thomas Smith after original drawings by members of the Society of

Background imageAntiquities Collection: Statue of King James II of England

Statue of King James II of England in costume as a Roman emperor, Jacobus Seundus, designed by Grinlin Gibbons, in the Privy Gardens

Background imageAntiquities Collection: A curious gate called St. John Gate, the oldest house

A curious gate called St. John Gate, the oldest house
A curious gate in variegated brickwork called St. John Gate, the oldest house in Stepney. Copperplate engraving by John Thomas Smith after original drawings by members of the Society of Antiquaries

Background imageAntiquities Collection: Entrance to Mr. Holdens Family Vault in St. Bride s

Entrance to Mr. Holdens Family Vault in St. Bride s
Entrance to Mr. Holdens Family Vault in St. Brides churchyard, one of the few relics after the Fire of London 1666. Built in 1657 with coat of arms above the door

Background imageAntiquities Collection: Grave monument to Coya Shawsware or Khwaja Shahsuwar

Grave monument to Coya Shawsware or Khwaja Shahsuwar
Muslim altar-style grave monument to Coya Shawsware, or Khwaja Shahsuwar (1582-1626), a merchant and secretary to Nogdi beg the Persian embassador, formerly in St Botolphs, Bishopsgate

Background imageAntiquities Collection: Monument of Lady Frances Kniveton, Duchess of Dudley

Monument of Lady Frances Kniveton, Duchess of Dudley, wife of Sir Gilbert Kniveton, in the church of St. Giles in the Fields. Depicted in a shroud

Background imageAntiquities Collection: Watch Tower or Barbican in the City Wall, London

Watch Tower or Barbican in the City Wall, London
Front view of the Watch Tower or Barbican in the City Wall discovered near Ludgate Hill, May 1 1792. Copperplate engraving by John Thomas Smith after original drawings by members of the Society of

Background imageAntiquities Collection: Sir Paul Pindars monument in St. Botolph s, Bishopsgate

Sir Paul Pindars monument in St. Botolph s, Bishopsgate
Sir Paul Pindars monument near the communion table in St. Botolph s, Bishopsgate. Sir Paul Pindar (1565-1650) was a London merchant and ambassador

Background imageAntiquities Collection: Winchester House in Winchester Street, London Wall

Winchester House in Winchester Street, London Wall. Copperplate engraving by John Thomas Smith after original drawings by members of the Society of Antiquaries from his J.T

Background imageAntiquities Collection: Part of the London Wall in the churchyard of St. Giles

Part of the London Wall in the churchyard of St. Giles
Part of the ancient London Wall in the churchyard of St. Giles, Cripplegate, London. Built in the third century, and repaired by London Mayor Ralph Joceline in 1477

Background imageAntiquities Collection: John Speeds monument in the chancel of St. Giles

John Speeds monument in the chancel of St. Giles, Cripplegate. Speed was an Elizabethan cartographer and historian 1551-1629, depicted in lace ruff and doublet, holding a book and skull

Background imageAntiquities Collection: Portraits and grave monument of the Tradescants

Portraits and grave monument of the Tradescants
Oval portraits of naturalists and collectors John Tradescant the Elder and Younger, and their grave monument in the churchyard of St. Mary Lambeth

Background imageAntiquities Collection: Monument to Richard Fishbourne Mercer

Monument to Richard Fishbourne Mercer, died 1625, in the Ambulatory in Mercers Chapel, Cheapside. Copperplate engraving by John Thomas Smith after original drawings by members of the Society of

Background imageAntiquities Collection: Sir John Crosbys monument in the church of St. Helen

Sir John Crosbys monument in the church of St. Helen, Bishopsgate Street. Sheriff of London, died 1476. Copperplate engraving by John Thomas Smith after original drawings by members of the Society of

Background imageAntiquities Collection: Portrait of King Richard II of England

Portrait of King Richard II of England
King Richard II of England, from an original picture hung in the Choir of St. Peters Westminster. Copperplate engraving by John Thomas Smith after original drawings by members of the Society of

Background imageAntiquities Collection: Remains of the London Wall in St. Giles, Cripplegate

Remains of the London Wall in St. Giles, Cripplegate
Remains of the Roman London Wall in the churchyard of St. Giles, Cripplegate. Copperplate engraving by John Thomas Smith after original drawings by members of the Society of Antiquaries from his J.T

Background imageAntiquities Collection: William Craven, 1st Earl of Craven

William Craven, 1st Earl of Craven, 1608-1697, soldier under William Prince of Orange, son of William Craven, Lord Mayor of London

Background imageAntiquities Collection: Prince Ruperts House, Beech Lane, Barbican

Prince Ruperts House, Beech Lane, Barbican. 17th century house built for Prince Rupert of the Rhine, Duke of Cumberland 1619-1682

Background imageAntiquities Collection: An old Tudor house standing on Little Tower Hill

An old Tudor house standing on Little Tower Hill, London. Built in the time of Henry VIII with heads of Roman Emperors in plaster or stucco on the front

Background imageAntiquities Collection: Lord Thomas Darcys monument in St. Botolph s

Lord Thomas Darcys monument in St. Botolph s
Lord Darcies monument in St. Botolphs church, Aldgate. Lord Thomas Darcy, 1st Baron Darcy, depicted wrapped in a shroud. Copperplate engraving by John Thomas Smith after original drawings by members

Background imageAntiquities Collection: Monument to lawyer Richard Martin in the Temple Church

Monument to lawyer Richard Martin in the Temple Church
Monument to lawyer Richard Martin, recorder of London (1570-1618), in the Temple Church. Copperplate engraving by John Thomas Smith after original drawings by members of the Society of Antiquaries

Background imageAntiquities Collection: Monument to Robert Dow in St. Botolph s, Adgate

Monument to Robert Dow in St. Botolph s, Adgate
Monument to merchant taylor and philantropist Robert Dow in St. Botolph s, Adgate. Died 1612 aged 89. Depicted holding a skull



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