About this object

Gold pendant, a disc of sheet gold, with boss punched up in centre from back (hollow), and corrugated loop (1 broad flanked by two narrower ridges, inside quite flat) rolled with edges clipping disc just below edge. Decorated with rows of punched annulets, flanked by rows of punched dots, making borders around edge and central boss and six-fold star-pattern in between. Traces of reddish-looking solder on back against loop. Loop nicked at edges, suggesting a fair amount of wear

The pendant was found in the grave of the woman buried with the Kingston Brooch (M6226), along with a pair of silver safety-pin brooches (M6235), and iron chatelaine, remains of a wooden box with iron fittings, a pottery vessel, a glass palm cup (M6228), a bronze hanging-bowl with enamelled escutcheons and print, and a two-handled bronze pan with trivet..

Object specifics

  • Type
    Personal Ornament
  • Culture
    Anglo-Saxon
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Date made
    7th Century AD early
  • Materials
    Gold
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Gift of Joseph Mayer
  • Collector
    Bryan Rev Faussett
  • Place collected
    Europe: Northern Europe: UK: England: Kent: Kingston
  • Date collected
    1771
  • Measurements
    30 mm
  • Related people
    Bryan Rev Faussett (Collector, previous owner); Godfrey Faussett (Previous owner); Joseph Mayer (Previous owner)

Ownership

Previous owners

  • Bryan Rev Faussett

    Owned from: 1771
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1776-10-10
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
  • Godfrey Faussett

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1854
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
  • Joseph Mayer

    Owned from: 1854
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1867
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
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