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1,000-year-old Christian jewellery mould found in Switzerland

July 23, 2020 - General

An archaeological dig beside a former prison in the southeast Swiss canton of Graubünden has unearthed a 1,000-year-old double sided mould that was used to forge Christian-themed jewellery.

Stone jewellery mould for crucifix, cross medallion [Credit: Archaeological Service of Grisons]The concrete mould, which measures 9 x 8.5 x 3 centimetres, would have been used to forge up to seven different types of objects including earrings and a…

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