Aestel (pointer) card

Aestel (pointer)


Currently not on display

Replica of the 'Alfred jewel' now kept in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford . Drop shaped pendant with gold outer edging and gold animal head at pointed end. Painted figure under glass on the pendant. It is likely that the original 'Alfred Jewel' was the head of an aestel (pointer), used to follow lines of text in a manuscript.