Plaque with Moses and the Brazen Serpent, Museum no. M.59-1952

Plaque with Moses and the Brazen Serpent
Inscribed in Latin, 'Aaron', 'Moses', 'Serpent', 'Law', 'the Wounded'
Copper with traces of champlevé enamel and gilding
Meuse Valley (Belgium, France or Germany)
About 1160
Museum no. M.59-1952
Given by Dr W L Hildburgh FSA

Unlike the other three plaques in the group known as the Rolls plaques, this has lost virtually all its enamel, revealing the spaces engraved into the copper plaque. The powdered enamel was placed into these beds, then fired. The gilding was added after the firing was complete.