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like a J reversed, and they fasten the said straps to two little
serpents, which have been blue. Weight xxx in. vi oz. (246 oz. Troy)." *
The gold plate consists of sixty-seven pieces, generally of more simple make ; hanaps and goblets, dishes, cruets, spoons ; including, however, some curious items, as
" 258. An Ewer of gold, -whereof the foot is small and round, carved with Saracenic letters, and
above this is a little boss round and plain : the mouth of the said
ewer is wide, and the bottom pointed, and around its belly runs a lily
carved with Saracenic letters. And at the cup are iii pipes, two above
and one below ; and the cover is carved and worked after the same
fashion as the belly of the said ewer ; and on the border of the cover
are ix large pearls; and upon the knosp a large sapphire between two
very big pearls and two sapphires. Weighs in all iv m. ii oz. (34 oz.
203. A great Hanap of gold, tripod-fashion, which iii serpents uphold ;
and the said hanap and its cover are enamelled with serpents of their
proper colours, entwined with our coat of arms ; and on the cover is a
large sapphire mounted in the knosp. Weighs in all χ m. ii oz. (82 oz.
210. An Ewer in crystal, mounted in gold, and on the cover is a little
dove holding a pearl in her beak, and below are vi others, larger,
weighing, gold and crystal, iii m. vi oz. (30 oz. Troy).
256. A Goblet of gold, resting on a little round foot carved with
Saracenic letters, and between the goblet and the foot is a round boss
quite solid, and above this a lily, which embraces all the goblet, of
which every leaf is carved with Saracenic letters, and at the bottom is
* The total weight of the silver plate is summed up at 8036 m. or 5357 lb. 4 oz. Troy.