This is a nice set of silver beads from an Early-Medieval necklace, dating from the 7th - 10th century. The doughnut-shaped beads are of a graduating form, some with the edges hammered. It comes with a pendant of crescent shape with a cross and a pair of silver earrings. This type of Saxon bead is found in gold and silver, see SF-40DD14 for further commentary.
OBJECT: Bead Necklace
CULTURE: Early medieval / Saxon period
DATE: c. 7th - 10th century A.D.
SIZE: 11mm x 5mm (largest bead) 6mm x 2mm (smallest bead) 21mm x 3mm (earrings)
WEIGHT: 38.76 grams in total
PROVENANCE: Formerly in a European private collection.
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