Saxon 'Bifacial Filigree' Pendant 018974

Saxon 'Bifacial Filigree' Pendant 018974
Very Rare Saxon 'Bifacial Filigree' Pendant
Gold, 1.32 grams, 11.59 mm. 6th-7th century AD. A hollow fabricated pendant comprising a discoid plate with central knop within an annulet. The edge is decorated with granulation. On the other face the discoid plate bears three arcs and a central knop, also with granulation round the edge. The two plates are supported by a rim, also bearing a line of granulation, from which develops the filigree wire suspension loop. Reference: MacGregor, A. & Bolick, E. A Summary Catalogue of the Anglo-Saxon Collections (Non-Ferrous Metals), Oxford, 1993, p.162 item 25.3 (pendant) and cf. West. S. A Corpus of Anglo-Saxon Finds From Suffolk, East Anglian Archaeology 84, Ipswich, 1998 p.127 fig.3. Very fine condition. Provenance: found continental Europe.
 
This item was accompanied by an illustrated Certificate of Authenticity.

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