online resourceposted on 26.10.2021, 19:41 authored by Helena HamerowHelena Hamerow
Sheet silver pendant, diam. originally c. 2.5cm, but much damaged. Repoussé imitation of beaded wire rim, and inside this repoussé decoration consisting of two snakes with 3-strand interlinked bodies each biting the other's tail. They have 3-strand bodies, debased heads, with U-shaped jaws almost detached, the lower jaw curling under and back on itself. The whole mounted on wax, and a possible fragment of plain loop stuck on probably in wrong place. Style looks very Sandinavian, cf. Vendel etc.Grave 241? In favour of the identification also is the size, exactly 1 inch diam., the style of the rim, and the fact that there is an original label for this piece 'Kingston 1772'. Nothing else in the 1772 graves to fit.