New Zealand 10cent piece
Macro photo of a New Zealand 10c piece. The process to take this photo is described in detail on my blog. In short: Vivitar 285HV @1/4 close low camera left Canon 580EX @ 1/2 high camera right at distance Wrap-around paper diffuser
mooghaun-hoard - 100 Objects
12. Mooghaun Hoard. A little under 3,000 years ago someone in Ireland was very, very rich. In March 1854 a ganger ordered some navvies working on the construction of the West Clare Railway near Newmarket-on-Fergus to straighten a dyke running close to the small lake of Mooghaun. They shifted a stone and found a small rough chamber with a flagstone on top. When they opened it they uncovered the largest hoard of Bronze Age gold objects ever found in western or northern Europe.
Ór - Ireland's Gold — REENA AHLUWALIA
Learn about the history of gold in Ireland. The National Museum of Ireland's collection of prehistoric gold-work, ranging in date between 2200 BC and 500 BC, is one of the largest and most important in western Europe.
The Waterford Kite Brooch
The Waterford Kite BroochThis is by far the finest of the thirteen kite-shaped brooches found to date in Ireland. Made of a hollow cast silver box and decorated with sumptuous gold filigree, impressed gold foil, amethyst-coloured cabochon glass studs and niello, it was made to close a cloak and had a long pin on the back; the hinge and short section of the pin remain. Date: ca 1100 AD
Objects - 100 Objects
What’s most interesting about this cross is that it was given to the Franciscan friary at Lislaghtin, Co Kerry, by Cornelius Ó Conchobhair and his wife, Avilina (Eileen), daughter of the Knight of Kerry. It marks a new prominence of high-status women in 15th-century Ireland.