Mount by Unknown Artist

This gold mount is filigree-decorated within a beaded wire border.


Gold & garnet
Diameter: 2.2 cm
Art Fund grant:
£900 ( Total: £3,000)
Acquired in:
Department for Culture, Media and Sport

Pendants set with garnets and wire decoration were popular in the 7th century AD. Comparison with other saxon jewellery indicates that this came from a woman’s necklace pendant, and was probably the centre of a larger pendant. Chelmsford only has a small collection of Saxon artefacts and therefore this beautiful work is a welcome addition and will be used to interpret the so called Dark Ages.


Discovered in mid Essex by a metal detectorist and declared Treasure in 2007.

Venue details

Chelmsford Museum and the Essex Regiment Museum Oaklands Park, Moulsham Street, CHELMSFORD Essex CM2 9AQ 01245 605 700

Entry details

Free to all

Mon – Thu, 10am – 5pm Fri, 10am – 5pm (school holidays only) Sat, 10am – 5pm Sun, 1pm – 4pm Closed 25 – 26 Dec, Fri during school term