Gold, agate and carnelian necklace from a Trialeti culture tumulus, early 2nd millennium BC
Found in the necropolis near Tsalka, Georgia, also known in ancient times as Colchis, the land of the Golden Fleece and the famous destination of Jason and the Argonauts.
The Trialeti culture was a second culture to appear in Georgia, after the Shulaveri-Shomu culture which existed from 6000 to 4000 BC. It shows close ties with the highly-developed cultures of the ancient world, particularly with the Aegean, but also with cultures to the south, such as the Sumerians and their Akkadian conquerors.
The Trialeti culture was known for its particular form of burial. The elite were interred in large, very rich burials under earth and stone mounds, which sometimes contained four-wheeled carts. Many gold objects have been found in these graves and they strongly resemble similar objects found at sites in to Iran and Iraq.

Medieval Lead Papal Bulla (seal), Pope Gregory IX, 1227-1241
A lead papal bull of Gregory IX; to the obverse the ‘SPA.SPE’ legend within a pelleted border, two bearded busts and a cross between; to the reverse, within a pelleted border the legend GREGORIUS P.P.VIIII.
Lord Byron’s Family Tree, on vellum, England, 1673
The Byron family genealogical roll, from Radulphus Buron, mentioned in the Doomsday Book of 1086, to John the 1st Baron Byron, 1626
It was the aspiration to the peerage of John, 1st Baron Byron (1599-1652), that motivated the preparation of this sumptuous manuscript. The poet, Lord Byron, was exceedingly proud of his title and descent. He certainly studied this roll with care, when he succeeded to the title in 1798.