This is a wonderful Tudor period silver-gilt heart-shaped pendant, dating to the late 15th - early 16th century. The pendant is intact with the original lemon gold gilding and suspension loop. This jewel was discovered by a metal detectorist near Winchester, discussed at length on the Portable Antiquities website (BERK-5A089D). Such a piece would have been worn prior to the Reformation by king Henry VIII, or during the Marian counter-Reformation of the mid 16th century. A nice and intact Tudor pendant that can still be worn today!
OBJECT: Devotional Pendant
CULTURE: English Tudor
DATE: 1450 - 1550 A.D.
SIZE: 29.4mm x 21.4mm x 6.5mm
WEIGHT: 6.5 grams
PROVENANCE: Ex. Originally found near Winchester (Berkshire) PAS #BERK-5A089D
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