The Prince and the Plunder

A book on how Britain took one boy and piles of treasures from Ethiopia

Bracelet said to belong to Queen Terunesh

Published / by Andrew Heavens / Leave a Comment

What: A silver gilt bracelet said to belong to Queen Terunesh, the wife of Tewodros and mother of Alemayehu, taken by one of the freed prisoners on Magdala

Where: The National Museums of Scotland


The museums’ online catalogue entry has no picture

National Museums of Scotland spreadsheet
Accession number: A.A.1901.395
Description: Bracelet of silver-gilt cast with bands of pellets and rope patterns, worn by King Theodore’s Queen: Eastern Africa, Ethiopia, taken by one of the Abyssinian prisoners at Magdala
Acquisition source: Holt, W.J., Colonel, 1901 (fl.)

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