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Professor David Hinton has graciously shared the slides from his April 6, 2009 presentation of the Alfred Jewel held at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.

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2. 3. 4. 793: the ravages of heathen men miserably destroyed Gods church on Lindisfarne, with plunder and slaughter. 5. Pattern-welding 6. Wareham sword Wallingford weaving-`sword personification 7. 830: and he [King Ecgberht] reduced them all to humble submission to him. 8. The Trewhiddle style 9. Cuerdale hoard I do not know for certain whether there is so much money, nor do I know whether there is more, though I suspect so. Alfreds will 10. 11. Abingdon sword And to Ealdorman Aethelred a sword worth 100 mancuses 12. 13. Rings of King Aethelwulf and Queen Aethelswith his ring-giver, Alfred the greatest treasure-giver of all the kings Bishop Wulfsige of Sherborne 14. 15. 16. 17. Aelfred mec heht gewyrcan 18. Alfreds translation of Pope Gregorys Pastoral Care certain books which it is most necessary for men to know I intend to send a copy to each bishopric in my kingdom; and in each copy there will be anaestelworth fifty mancuses no-one shall take thataestelfrom the book, nor the book from the church. 19. This book shall [go] to Worcester King Alfred sends words of greeting lovingly and amicably to Bishop Waerferth of Worcester. 20. 21. 22. Reliquaries 23. Aelfflaed fieri precepit 24. 25. Aarons rod:larandsothfaestness truth and wisdom tha blostman thaere forman boce 26. the craftsmen he had with him in almost countless numbers (Asser) Crists-mael : Bede in heaven one sat on the throne and before the throne there was a sea of glass like unto crystal (Book of Revelation) 27. Tree of Life wisdom is the tree of life (Book of Proverbs) To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the tree of life (Revelations) I am the tree of Glory (Dream of the Rood) 28. Kingsclere Portchester 29. Minster Lovell jewel Oxfordshire 30. Bowleaze Cove jewel, Dorset 31. Warminster jewel Wiltshire 32. 33. Aughton Yorkshire Bidford-on-Avon Warwickshire Borg Norway 34. Deerhurst churchGlos. 35. Deerhurstchurch Gloucestershire 36. St Cross angels 37. 38.