Pendant card

Pendant

M6231

Currently not on display

Information

Sheet-gold pendant with a central repoussé boss surrounded by concentric zones of stamped circles. The pendant is formed from a disc of sheet gold, with boss punched up in centre from back (hollow), and corrugated loop (one 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 the back against loop. The loop is nicked at edges, suggesting a fair amount of wear. The pendant comes from grave 205 of the Kingston Barrow group in Kent, found with other grave good including the Kingston Brooch (M6226), two silver bow brooches with incised decoration along the shaft which is coiled to form a spring (M6234 & M6235), a glass palm cup (M6228), an iron chatelaine, remains of a wooden box with iron fittings (M6232), a pottery vessel, a bronze hanging-bowl with enamelled escutcheons and print, and a two-handled bronze pan with trivet.