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    • Material: Gold
    • Institution: NMS
    • Object type: PENDANT

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Record ID: NMS-EB4A16
Object type: PENDANT
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Early Saxon gold pendant mounted with a gold solidus of Justinian, struck at Constantinople (4th workshop of the mint) between 527 and 538. The coin is: Obverse D N IVSTINI_ANVS P P [AVG], helmeted and cuirassed bust facing, shield on left shoulder, right hand holding cross on globe, reverse [VICTORI]_A AVGGG [delta], Victory standing facing holding long cross and globe, mintmark CONOB, weight 5.78g. The coin has been mounted within a plain circular frame with an interior border formed of many small teeth. Over this has been soldered (at 12 o'clock relative to the reverse figure but …
Created on: Thursday 24th August 2017
Last updated: Friday 13th April 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Old Buckenham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NMS-FEB8BF
Object type: PENDANT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Incomplete gold pendant, comprising two joining fragments, an item of personal dress. Round-shouldered or 'kite-shaped' shield, bent (and probably folded and then unfolded), with three vertical creases and broken along two probable horizontal creases. There is a small perforated lug in the same plane at the apex. The pointed lower end of the shield is missing, approximately just over half survives. Traces of the damaged repouss√© decoration on the face show the head of a king. The vertical creases correspond in part with the sides of the crown, which has a central fleur-de-lis and tra…
Created on: Tuesday 15th December 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 6th June 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Leaden Roding', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NMS-8D82BB
Object type: PENDANT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Medieval gold pendent cross with a ribbed suspension loop and with similar decoration on both faces. Each arm consists of four twisted rods and ends in a trefoil and at the crossing there is a pellet in each angle. Discussion: Barry Ager has noted that the object "belongs to a type associated with Greek Orthodoxy in the Eastern Baltic region and is connected with the spread of Christianity there in the Middle Ages. A very similar example, also with a ribbed loop, twisted rod arms, four pellets at the crossing and trefoil terminals is illustrated in Austin and Alcock (eds.) 1990, …
Created on: Wednesday 30th July 2014
Last updated: Wednesday 16th November 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Near Holt', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NMS-4198A8
Object type: PENDANT
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Description: Early Anglo-Saxon gold disc pendant made from a relatively thick back-plate onto which are soldered all the other components. In the centre is a collar formed from a vertical strip of sheet gold, retaining a shiny translucent orange/brown cabochon containing air bubbles, identified by Raman spectroscopy (see below) as glass. The collar is now cracked and has a lumpy appearance, possibly some gold solder acting as a repair. Arranged around the setting are ten beaded-wire heart shapes, either touching each other or nearly so; the points touch the collar and the inward-sp…
Created on: Tuesday 9th October 2012
Last updated: Thursday 17th October 2013
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Foxley', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NMS-98E733
Object type: PENDANT
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A pendant made from an imitation of a gold solidus of Maurice Tiberius (582-602), a suspension loop with three longitudinal ribs having been soldered to the edge of the coin immediately above the emperor's head. The coin description is as follows: Obverse: [...]AVRC TIb P P AVG, helmeted, cuirassed bust facing, shield on left shoulder, spear over right Reverse: VICTORIA AVGGV, long cross on steps above globe, M-A/V_RI in fields Mintmark CONOB in exegue The piece is of uncertain origin but is almost certainly a garbled Western copy of originals struck in Constantinople. Obv…
Created on: Tuesday 26th June 2012
Last updated: Monday 15th September 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'North Elmham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NMS-515C15
Object type: PENDANT
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Description: Sheet and filigree wire disc pendant made from pale gold. Circular sheet with a border of applied beaded wire around the edge, now broken in several places and with a short length missing. There is a large central circular setting, now empty, made from an upright strip of gold which has been very neatly soldered to the circular backplate. From this extend four small, evenly spaced U-shaped pieces of beaded wire, alternating with four large U-shaped pieces of beaded wire which extend from the outer edge of the pendant to the edge of the central setting, thus creating a cru…
Created on: Monday 23rd April 2012
Last updated: Monday 7th April 2014
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Oxborough', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NMS-65A2F7
Object type: PENDANT
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Late Bronze Age gold pendant: one end of a slightly bent round-sectioned shank has been hammered into a D-sectioned loop, while the other expands into a conical terminal on which another object may have swivelled. Formerly described as probably Roman, it has reassigned, by Caroline Barton and Ben Roberts of the British Museum, to the Late Bronze Age on the basis of its similarity to a copper alloy example in the Boughton Malherbe (Kent) hoard (PAS KENT-15A293). Length 34mm. Width of loop 5.5mm. Diameter of shank 2 - 1.5mm. Diameter of terminal 3mm. Weight 1.89g. 9th century BC.
Created on: Thursday 23rd February 2012
Last updated: Tuesday 5th December 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Fransham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NMS-94CA46
Object type: PENDANT
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A gold pendant in the shape of a phallus. Straight, oval sectioned, hollow, formed from sheet metal soldered together lengthways, rounded at the terminal with a small aperture left open at either end. A separate transverse loop formed from triple ribbed sheet is soldered into position at the top, with separately applied solid globular testicles to either side. Separately applied wire with irregular transverse grooves on the underside (perhaps to act as keying for the solder) defines the edge of the foreskin. Length (including loop) 21.5mm. Width at testicles 10mm. Width 3.5 x 4.5mm. W…
Created on: Monday 14th February 2011
Last updated: Thursday 2nd May 2013
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Hillington', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NMS-F1A8E7
Object type: PENDANT
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Gold pendant. Sub-triangular, hollow, originally rectangular sectioned but now concave on both faces. The front and back plate and double ribbed suspension loop are formed from the same piece of metal sheet folded over, with a separate double ribbed repouss√© sheet forming the sides, the ends of which join under the loop. Filigree decoration in the form of six closely spaced 'S' shaped scrolls not arranged symmetrically, and a length of wire following the edge of the pendant with inward curled ends near the top, is fused to the surface. Similar S-shaped filigree scrolls can be seen on …
Created on: Thursday 15th July 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 29th May 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'near Dersingham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NMS-541A06
Object type: PENDANT
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A gold solidus of the emperor Theodosius I struck at Milan between 378 and 387 (Roman Imperial Coinage vol. IX, no. 5f or 8b). The coin has been fitted with a ribbed suspension loop, also of gold, at the 12 o'clock position on the obverse (6 o'clock on the reverse) in order for it to serve as a pendant. This process is well known from the early Saxon period when many Roman gold coins were thus treated. Coin dated to 378-87, suspension loop added from the fifth to early seventh century. Obv. D N THEODO - SIVS P F AVG; Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed right Rev. VICTOR - IA…
Created on: Monday 8th March 2010
Last updated: Tuesday 10th December 2013
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Near Swaffham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NMS677
Object type: PENDANT
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Gold pendant, oval and set with a flat-topped cabochon-cut garnet. 7th century AD.
Created on: Tuesday 1st April 2003
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'BRAMPTON', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NMS64
Object type: PENDANT
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Circular sheet of gold with a projection to one side decorated with four longitudinal grooves. Opposite the projection the sheet appears to have punchmarks or crimping around part of the circumference. There are quite a few accidental indentations which have all been made from the undecorated face, leaving bumps on the decorated face. I suspect that this object may be the back plate from a cabochon pendant, perhaps at an early stage of manufacture or perhaps never made well and later damaged. If I am right, the 'crimping' around the circumference would be to hold a beaded wire bord…
Created on: Wednesday 8th November 2000
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'NORFOLK BEACHAMWELL', grid reference and parish protected.


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