The Alfred Jewel. Anglo-Saxon, dated to the 9th century. The gold inscription is “AELFRED MEC HEHT GEWYRCAN”,...
This reads: “Aelfred mec heht gewyrcan” Which roughly translates to Alfred me had made, or Alfred had [ordered] me made.
I saw this at the Ashmolean and had the WORST time photographing it. None of them turned out. So yay for this!
“Aelfred mec heht gewyrcan.” “Alfred [The Great] had me made.” ~IX century.