The photographs below are for research purposes only and have been numbered for ease of reference. These pictures primarily include the jewels that are relevant to forensic testing and analysis by gemologists. However in 2018 Charles Crowther from The Institute For Digital Archaeology and Taylor Bennet from Wolfson College Oxford used Reflectance Transformation Imaging (RTI) to create a series of super enhanced images of the items made of gold leaf. The enhancement functions of RTI reveal surface information that is not disclosed under direct empirical examination of the physical object. Examples of these can be seen below.  All of the jewels featured in these photo’s are part of the Peppé family collection. At the bottom of the page are drawings of the contents of the vases, these were made at the time of the discovery by Ella Peppé, wife of W.C. Peppé. There is also a table provided by Cranfield University which lists the stone types.

All pictures courtesy of the Peppé family - please request permission before reprinting or reproducing online.

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  RTI IMAGE OF THREE OF THE GOLD LEAF DISCS

RTI IMAGE OF THREE OF THE GOLD LEAF DISCS

  RTI IMAGE OF SINGLE GOLD LEAF DISC

RTI IMAGE OF SINGLE GOLD LEAF DISC