The Prince and the Plunder

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Silver amulet with two copper rings

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What: A cylindrical silver amulet and two copper rings, said to have belonged to Ethiopia’s Queen Terunesh

Where: The Victoria & Albert Museum, Cromwell Rd, Knightsbridge, London SW7 2RL

©Victoria & Albert Museum, London

The catalogue entry reads: “Amulet. Silver, cylindric, with three suspensory rings; attached are two rings of copper; belonging formerly to the Queen of Abyssinia. Abyssinian. Given by the Secretary of State for India. April 28th 1869.”

See ‘Set of Articles of Deceased Queen of Abyssinia’ and related correspondence in British Library collections at IOR R/20/AIA/503.

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