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Record ID: LON-4DFB95
Object type: PENDANT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Greater London Authority
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Gold object. Tubular in shape with tapering towards one end. The object may have been hollow, but it is now badly crushed and folded. At the wider end there is a lip folded towards the inside of the object that is intact creating a hollow rim. May possible have been bulbous around the centre and it is possible to see two lines of impressions. pendant (?)
Created on: Monday 7th March 2011
Last updated: Tuesday 29th January 2013
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Tower Hamlets', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: GLO-45D4F1
Object type: PENDANT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Gloucestershire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Gold pendant, circular with two suspension loops at top. On the front, a central pale blue stone within a border keyed for enamel, most of the enamel now missing and the design consequently indistinct. Traces of white and red enamel remain. The edges similarly keyed for enamel with scrolling foliage. The back is decorated with enamel white, green, black and red with a design of a bird in foliage. This pendant has been reassigned to me by the medieval and the modern curators in this Department. I cannot place it in my curatorial area and would suggest that it is either orien…
Created on: Wednesday 7th July 2010
Last updated: Monday 8th November 2010
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Taynton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-C86BF6
Object type: PENDANT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Description: A gold cross reliquary pendant, with surviving back-plate. The front face of the cross is engraved with a Crucifixion. Areas of deep engraving above and on either side arm would originally have held enamel. The reverse is engraved on each arm with a flower and foliage, and with a small cross in the centre. Both sides would originally have been enamelled. The ends of each arm of the cross are concave with scrolled or curled corners. A small gold wire peg survives in each angle of the cross. These would originally have held pearls or gemstones. The suspension loop is made f…
Created on: Wednesday 20th November 2013
Last updated: Friday 1st June 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Fressingfield', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LEIC-11F876
Object type: PENDANT
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Leicestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Gold pendant in very good condition, length 31mm, width 16mm, thickness 2mm. Appears complete. Delicate repousse heads decorate both sides, apparently identical, possibly Medusa. Possibly used in this case as a charm against the evil eye. Almost certainly Roman.
Created on: Monday 2nd April 2007
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: ESS-0CDDC1
Object type: PENDANT
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Roman gold phallic pendant. The pendant has a substantial grooved suspension loop and a detailed representation of the male organ with testicles and erect penis, the latter with glans penis and urethra. In the hollow between the testicles there is faint evidence of pubic hair. Unusually the shaft of the penis bends downwards (rather than straight or even upwards) and is decorated on both sides with a series of diagonal grooves along almost its entire length. The pendant appears to have been cast with the suspension loop open as a flat strip. The goldsmith finished the object by clos…
Created on: Monday 2nd October 2006
Last updated: Thursday 24th November 2011
Spatial data recorded.


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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: SWYOR-E56143
Object type: PENDANT
Broad period: ROMAN
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A Roman solid gold pendant in the shape of a phallus. The pendant has a broken and distorted grooved suspension loop and a simple representation of the male genitals, comprising testicles (one broken and missing) and erect penis, the glans depicted by a demarcating groove. The pendant is similar to, though more rudimentary than, another solid gold example from Braintree, Essex (ESS-0CDDC1; Treasure case PEE 81). A more finely detailed hollow gold example has also been reported from Hillingdon, Norfolk (NMS-94CA46; 2011 T78). The phallus was a powerful apotropaic symbol throughout th…
Created on: Thursday 24th November 2011
Last updated: Monday 13th May 2013
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Knaresborough', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LIN-1AF157
Object type: PENDANT
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A gold pendant. Treasure reference number 2011 T592. The object is highly decorative and in a good state of preservation. The object is cuboid, hollow and displays damage at one end and also on the base. The cuboid is constructed primarily by three sheets of gold; a rectangular base plate, a long strip of gold angled to form the sides, and a open rectangular top containing a green gem setting. The setting is flat, rectangular and now pushed slightly downwards into the hollow body as a result of damage sustained post-deposition. The sheet gold side panels are stippled and decorated w…
Created on: Tuesday 27th September 2011
Last updated: Thursday 16th May 2013
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Hagworthingham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LON-77E816
Object type: PENDANT
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Greater London Authority
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A gold and probably rock crystal small pendant. The pendant comprises an Irregularly shaped clear bead with vertical perforation. There is a strand of gold wire threaded through the perforation and one end is curled to form a loop and the twisted round on itself twice. Below the bead the wire terminates in five pellets. Curator's report: Small pendant, probably rock crystal suspended on a thin gold wire with a cluster of 5 small sold beads at the base. This may be an element of an earring or brooch or item of general jewellery. This object has been examined by …
Created on: Friday 11th January 2008
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Tower Hamlets', 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: NLM-AF75F7
Object type: PENDANT
Broad period: ROMAN
County: North Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Thin and crumpled gold disc missing part of its rim and decorated by three irregular cells formed by gold strips soldered upright onto it. Two of the oblong cells still contain inlays. These are (now) dark and it is difficult to distinguish their material, but they seem to be glass. Further dark material is present on the outside of one of the cells. The disc originally seems to have had an upright rim, now squashed, and there is a tear in the front. The back is plain.
Created on: Friday 30th October 2009
Last updated: Thursday 2nd June 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Low Risby', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LANCUM-B37196
Object type: PENDANT
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Gold coin pendant, now extremely worn. Late Roman solidus of Honorius (AD 393-423), dating to AD 397-402 (Reece Period 21), CONCORDIA AVGG(B), Constantinopolis enthroned facing, Mint of Constantinople. RIC X, p. 240, no. 8. Obverse: D N HONORI - VS P F AVG; Helmeted bust facing, diademed, cuirassed, holding spear in right hand over right shoulder and shield on left arm. Reverse: CONCORDIA AVGG(B); Constnatinopolis enthroned facing, head right, holding sceptre and Victory on globe; her right foot is on prow. Mintmark: -//CONOB RIC X dates this coin to AD 397-402, within the…
Created on: Monday 25th February 2013
Last updated: Tuesday 24th February 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Horncastle Area', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SWYOR-4637C5
Object type: PENDANT
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Rotherham
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A small gem-set gold pendant comprising a translucent purple oval glass gem, of plano-convex cross-section, set in an oval gold frame 2.3mm wide, encircled by a beaded gold wire. The beading is very neat and regular. There is no backplate to the pendant, allowing the gem to be seen from both faces. The suspension loop, made from a tapered gold strip, is quite rudimentarily attached to the frame and is atypically orientated (running front to back rather than side to side), may have been an ancient repair. The lack of a backplate rules out an early-medieval date and the pendant is proba…
Created on: Thursday 30th September 2010
Last updated: Thursday 25th July 2013
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Rotherham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: PAS-A612DB
Object type: PENDANT
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Monmouthshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A slightly tapering tube with coiled wire decoration attached to it near the wider end and about two-thirds of the way down. The wider end is closed by a flat plate, secured from coming out by the ends of the tube being bent over. The plate now sits at an angle, with one side pushed slightly down the tube, but it would appear that it originally sat square to the end of the tube. Attached to the plate is a small loop, of fairly flat cross-section. The tube is bent slightly to one side towards its narrower end, the edges of which are folded in. It seems likely that it is broken at this …
Created on: Thursday 31st July 2014
Last updated: Thursday 31st July 2014
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: BUC-CE48C1
Object type: PENDANT
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Northamptonshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A circa 2nd to 3rd century AD gold pendant, ovoid, set with a blue-grey glass paste intaglio, very worn, pitted and devitrified. The setting has a central rib and all that remains of the attachment is a single gold filigree loop. The intaglio depicts a robed seated figure facing right, holding a sceptre in his right hand and an uncertain object in the left. The figure may represent Jupiter but is too worn to be certain. A parallel for the intaglio can be found in Henig 2007, no. 10. References Henig, M., 2007. A Corpus of Roman Engraved Gemstones from British Sites: With a New P…
Created on: Tuesday 13th October 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 11th July 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Grafton Regis area', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NARC-24350B
Object type: PENDANT
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Northamptonshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A gold chain and pendant of Roman date. The chain is of a single figure-of-eight looped form (as Johns 1996, 195-6). The gold wire is circular in section and the length of chain is composed of 27 looped wire links. The lower loop of each link is set at 90 degrees to that above and below it. The upper end of the chain terminates in a penannular wire loop with a short section of wire twisted 6 times around its upper end. The lower end of the object terminates in a tear drop or leaf-shaped pendant which is attached via an integral lentoid attachment loop with double collar below. The pe…
Created on: Wednesday 20th September 2017
Last updated: Monday 29th January 2018
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Record ID: IARCH-F87515
Object type: PENDANT
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Roman sard intaglio set in a gold mount with a loop for suspension. This is a small classical gem of debased style, dating from the third or fourth century A.D. It depicts a seated figure, probably Dea Roma, with helmet, spear, and shield. The stone is one of the sard variety and is enclosed in a gold mount with pearl border and flat gold back, fitted with a broad fluted loop for suspension. This intaglio requires no comment; it is one of many similar objects which have survived from ancient times, and been found by later generations and turned into ornaments. The gold mount appea…
Created on: Tuesday 20th January 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Canterbury (St Martin's Cemetery)', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF1927
Object type: PENDANT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Cast gold figurative pendant; depicts a standing female saint, possibly the Virgin Mary; plain flat reverse with a protruding circular attachment or suspension loop; the front depicts a prominent circular halo behind the head, long flowing hair and a gown with folds in the drapery; the L.H. arm is bent at the elbow with the hand touching the hair above, the right hand gathers the gown at the side of the body; the gown extends below the feet in a semi-circular base with a small collar and knop protrusion below; overall the figure is of fairly crude workmanship, an observation that supp…
Created on: Tuesday 21st March 2000
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Near NETTLESTEAD', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NCL-783665
Object type: PENDANT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A gold pendant with settings for stones and the reverse has cells, some of which contain enamel, probably 16th century in date. Dr Dora Thornton of the British Museum writes: 'The pendant consists of a dart-shaped stem springing from a trefoil arrangement of two circular lateral lobes above a central, lozenge-shaped terminal. There is a suspension loop at the top with a small gold disc to strengthen the join to the stem on either side, and there is a small ring soldered to each of the lobes for sub-pendants, which are missing. The pendant is bifacial with four empty collets of gold…
Created on: Tuesday 16th December 2008
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'birdforth', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: ESS-0144A4
Object type: PENDANT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
TREASURE CASE 2006 T582: Post Medieval gold, diamond and red stone pendant. The pendant is 22.64mm long (excluding suspension loop), 19.44mm wide, 5.23mm thick. The suspension loop has an external diameter of 6.23mm. The pendant weighs 4.99 grams. British Museum Report on 2006 T582 Gold lozenge-shaped pendant with four triangular cut diamonds at the corners, each with three small projecting knops at the edge, and four projecting table-cut diamonds in between them, each also with three projecting knops. At the centre a table-cut red stone in gold collet. Suspension loop at the top atta…
Created on: Thursday 6th September 2007
Last updated: Friday 4th November 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'South West Essex', grid reference and parish protected.


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