NMS-2E6E42: Late Saxon Pendant (reverse)

Rights Holder: Norfolk County Council
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Rights Holder: Norfolk County Council
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Unique ID: NMS-2E6E42

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Late Saxon copper alloy pendant, circular openwork, corroded and slightly bent, decoration comprises Jelling-style backward-looking beast, with tail in mouth, similar to those found on contemporary disc brooches (cf. Margeson 1997, fig.29). Engraved detail on beak-like mouth of beast with circular eye and oblique lines on body, bordering line and curving lines at springing of, and vertical lines on, suspension-unit. Convex sides of unit project backwards and are perforated to form twin loops for suspension, both now broken. 24 x 29mm. 10th century.

Jane Kershaw has identified this as a Scandinavian object type, a Jellinge-style pendant, Callmer Type A 3 (Type Tuna), (Callmer 1989).

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Ascribed Culture: Viking
Date from: AD 900
Date to: AD 1000

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 29 mm
Width: 24 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 1st August 2004

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Ellen Bales
Identified by: Mr Steven Ashley
Secondary identifier: Dr Jane Kershaw

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Norfolk (County)
District: Broadland (District)
To be known as: Cawston

Spatial coordinates

Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: NMS
Created: 13 years ago
Updated: 2 years ago

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