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Anglo Saxon Gold Ribbed & Garnet Pendant


Code: 11381

This is an ancient Germanic/Saxon period gold pendant, dating to the 6th - 7th century A.D. It made from hammered gold sheet, with a raised repoussé design around a pyramidal garnet gemstone. The suspension loop is ribbed and is typical of Anglo-Saxon pendants of the late 6th and early 7th centuries (see KENT-AC7E52WMID-43EE37CAM-379F45, SF-40EE34 for further discussion). A nice example in excavated condition.

OBJECT: Pendant

CULTURE: Germanic Migration / Saxon

DATEc. 6th - 7th century A.D.

MATERIAL: Gold and garnet

SIZE: 21.86mm x 18.68mm x 1.75mm

WEIGHT: 0.38 grams

PROVENANCE: From a private collection in Köln, Germany.