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Pair of silver-gilt pendants

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posted on 26.10.2021, 19:44 by Helena HamerowHelena Hamerow
Pair of electrum or silver-gilt pendant crosses, length 2cm. They were identical, and consist each of a composite Greek cross, made of two thin sheets of metal, the front decorated in repoussé, the back plain and cut in one with reeded loop (now broken off) which was rolled over and soldered at top. Originally they were held together by some sort of paste and enclosed in a tiny silver frame, but this crumbled and broken on being taken from ground. Decoration on front - in middle 5 concentric circles - at top and bottom on arms 2 interlinked arc-like loops with pellet between - on side arms a diagonal cross pattern made by four triangles in frames. N.B. gilded on one side, plain silver on other.

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Grave ID

Kingston Down Grave 142

Object ID

M6271

Catalogue Number

M 6271

Material

white metal, gilt, backing paste (Sonia Hawkes Material Notes; silver, gilt, paste) (Antiquarian Material; silver, gilt, cement)

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other pendants (Sonia Hawkes Keyword; pendants) (Antiquarian Keyword; N/A)

Status

extant

Location

National Museums Liverpool

Collection

Mayer Collection

Original Collection

Faussett

Category ID

coin-pendant

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