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Saxon Gold Pendants and a Strip Fragment

Antiquities - Anglo-Saxon and Viking


LOT 565

Estimate
GBP (£) 400 - 600
EUR (€) 450 - 680
USD ($) 560 - 840
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Sold for (Inc. premium): £690

SAXON GOLD PENDANTS AND A STRIP FRAGMENT

6th-7th century AD. A scutiform pendant comprising a foil sheet with central cabochon garnet and incised ornamental suspension loop; a garnet set en cabochon in a gold filigree and granulation mount; a gold foil collar and suspension loop, with an empty cabochon setting on one face; a tongue-shaped mount fragment with filigree and ropework decoration. Gold and garnet, 7.11 grams, 22 mm largest item. [4]

Condition
Very fine condition.

Provenance
Ex Old continental collection formed in the 1960's.

Literature
See Menghin, W. The Merovingian Period. Europe Without Borders and Carver, M. Sutton Hoo. A Seventh Century Princely Burial Ground in Context.

Footnotes
The use of garnet and gold jewellery is typical of the later 6th and early 7th century in England, typical of famous high-status sites such as Sutton Hoo, Taplow and the recent Staffordshire Hoard find.

Date
Thursday 16th December 2010 at The Swedenborg Hall Antiquities & Coins

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Thursday 16th December 2010 at The Swedenborg Hall Antiquities & Coins

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