Maxim Gorky [pseudonym meaning "Maxim the Bitter" of Aleksey Maximovich Pyeshkov] Russian author considered the "Father of Soviet Revolutionary Literature" and founder of the doctrine of socialist realism.
Golden Byzantine diadem of 12th century. Sent to Namur, Belgium, from Errikus of Flandra(?) (Φλάνδρα), emperor of Constantinopolitan Latin dynasty (1206-1216); to the brother of Phillip the 1st: the noble "Markisius"(?) Mαρκήσιος of Namur. *I could have all of that information wrong.*
A PAIR OF BYZANTINE GOLD EARRINGS CIRCA 7TH CENTURY A.D. Crescentic in form, with an openwork design consisting of two stylized facing peacocks on either side of a central encircled quatrefoil, the details incised, a deep drill punch for the eyes, the crescentic elements framed below by a beaded wire, the thin hoop along the concave edge, re-soldered in place in modern times; now joined to modern gold ear wires