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Shell? bead mounted on copper-alloy wire

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posted on 26.10.2021, 19:41 by Helena HamerowHelena Hamerow
Pendant, consisting of convex roundel of shell, with central perforation, suspended through the perforation by a loop of bronze wire. A double length of wire passed through the hole, then the ends through the loop and the whole drawn tight, and the loose ends twisted outwards into a coil - 2 loops surviving on each side. The shell roundel is damaged, diam. now max. 1.8cm across only; the coils of the attachment also broken: Roach Smith shows the thing complete.N.B. Shell inlay originally from brooch or pendant?

History

Grave ID

Kingston Down Grave 297

Object ID

M6260

Catalogue Number

M 6260

Material

copper alloy, white material, shell (Sonia Hawkes Material Notes; shell, bronze) (Antiquarian Material; ivory, brass)

Complete Keyword List (Including Alternatives)

mounted bead, pendant (Sonia Hawkes Keyword; pendant, wire) (Antiquarian Keyword; pendant, neck ornament)

Status

extant

Location

National Museums Liverpool

Collection

Mayer Collection

Original Collection

Faussett

Category ID

bead

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