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

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.

Chelmsford Museum and the Essex Regiment Museum

Oaklands Park, Moulsham Street, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 9AQ
01245 605 700

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Mon – Thu, 10am – 5pm

Fri, 10am – 5pm (school holidays only)

Sat, 10am – 5pm Sun, 1pm – 4pm Closed 25 – 26 Dec, Fri during school term

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