Silver jewel archaeological discovery on Texel island


Texel silver hairpin

Erik van der Spek, warden on Texel island in the Netherlands, writes on his blog about archaeological research at the Bleekerij, where a bleaching business used to be; now: an open spot in the forest in the west of the island.

One of the finds there was a silver hairpin from the eighteenth century. Silversmith Reiner Rijnalda (1699-1771) turned out to have made it. He was born in Friesland, but did most of his work in Haarlem. His Texel hairpin was from 1737.

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