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LOT 0439

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EUR (€) 890 - 1,110
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Bid History: 5   |   Current bid: £50

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Bid History: 5   |   Current bid: £50

Scandinavian Pre-Viking Gold Filigree Pendant

6th-7th century AD

A gold disc pendant with beaded border, applied beaded filigree hoops and granules, central cell with thin cut flat bed replicant garnet, with ribbed suspension loop. 3.45 grams, 31mm (1 1/4"). Fine condition, edge chip. [No Reserve]

Provenance
Property of an Essex lady; from her grandfather's collection; acquired in Europe before 1940; previously in a 19th century collection; thence by descent.
Literature
Cf. similar types of pendant in Webster, L. & Backhouse, J., The Making of England. Anglo-Saxon Art and Culture AD 600-900, London, 1991, fig.33.