Saxon 'Cabochon Garnet' Pendant 019905

Saxon 'Cabochon Garnet' Pendant 019905
Rare Saxon 'Cabochon Garnet' Gold Pendant
Gold and garnet, 1.94 grams, 17.20 mm. 5th-6th century AD. A gold pendant with flat back and beaded rim. The outer face is fitted with a large cabochon garnet. The suspension loop is formed as an extension of the back, rolled over to form a hoop. Reference: cf. pendant from Desborough in Webster, L. & Backhouse, J. The Making of England. Anglo-Saxon Art and Culture AD 600-900, London, 1991, p.28-9. Very fine condition. Provenance: from an old English collection formed in the 1970's.
 
This item was accompanied by an illustrated Certificate of Authenticity.

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