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Inlaid gold pendant

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posted on 2021-10-26, 19:39 authored by Helena HamerowHelena Hamerow
Gold pendant, diam. with loop 3.6cm. Disc of bright yellow gold with beaded wire rim and very fine wire inside again, and corrugated loop soldered at back and rolled over at front. Some damage just below loop at front as if pendant tore and new metal run in, damaging pattern. At centre a cell soldered on, with fine beaded wire collar, and set with piece of black substance flat on top: lignite? (not split) opaque glass? Could just be very dark blue. Rest of surface decorated with filigree double cross pattern. The vertical and horizontal arms plain, made of 4 twisted wires of uneven size - top one only 3 and damaged. Diagonal arms, mainly 2 wires, but occasionally 4, terminate in open loops or forks. Rim worn, loop slightly damaged.

History

Grave ID

Kingston Down Grave 96

Object ID

M6160

Catalogue Number

M 6160

Material

gold, inlay (Sonia Hawkes Material Notes; gold, glass, lignite) (Antiquarian Material; hyacinth, gold)

Complete Keyword List (Including Alternatives)

inlaid pendant (Sonia Hawkes Keyword; pendant) (Antiquarian Keyword; ornament, amulet)

Status

extant

Location

National Museums Liverpool

Collection

Mayer Collection

Original Collection

Faussett

Category ID

coin-pendant

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