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Looped gold medallion of Bishop Liudhard

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posted on 27.10.2021, 17:51 by Helena HamerowHelena Hamerow
Looped gold medalet of Bishop Liudhard. Weight 1.57 grammes.Obv. LEV.DΛR.D V~.EP~, B CKWARDS. Bust right wearing diadem and robe with border of dots, folds rendered with vertical bands, transverse bands below neck. Beaded border. Rev. Ornamental patriarchal cross on semicircular base, with broad semi-circle standing on exergual line and cutting across cross shaft. Upper cross arm has two short hanging pendants, lower arms terminate in vertical bars. A small ring encircles junction of lower arms with shaft. Above cross [upside down] Ѧ Ѧ to either side NINƆ ; in exergue VΛV. Beaded border.Loop made from strip of corrugate gold strip, soldered at either side to extreme edge below beading. Now squashed. Coin and loop of good orange gold. Coin shows some wear on bust, and border. Loop also shows slight wear. Artist accustomed to making runic letters.Measure density gm/cc: 18.4Exp. density: 18.9Surface analysis AuAgCuCoin964-Loop964-

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Can

Object ID

M7018

Catalogue Number

M 7018

Material

gold (Sonia Hawkes Material Notes; gold) (Antiquarian Material; N/A)

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coin pendant (Sonia Hawkes Keyword; N/A) (Antiquarian Keyword; N/A)

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extant

Location

National Museums Liverpool

Collection

Mayer Collection

Original Collection

Rolfe

Category ID

coin-pendant

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