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White-metal pendant

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posted 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.

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Grave ID

Kingston Down Grave 241

Object ID

M6371

Catalogue Number

M 6371

Material

white metal (Sonia Hawkes Material Notes; silver) (Antiquarian Material; silver)

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other pendant (Sonia Hawkes Keyword; pendant) (Antiquarian Keyword; neck ornament)

Status

extant

Location

National Museums Liverpool

Collection

Mayer Collection

Original Collection

Faussett

Category ID

coin-pendant

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