Early Saxon Pendant
- Art Funded
- 2.7 x 2.2 cm
- Art Fund grant
- £2,156 (Total: £5,750)
- Department for Culture, Media and Sport
It provides evidence of the trend of Romanitas or adoption of Roman fashion styles in Early Saxon England. Being gold backed, the pendant was a high-status decorative object, owned and worn by a member of the upper classes of Saxon society. Lynn Museum has a fine collection of over 300 locally found Saxon artifacts, but only a handful of these objects are made from gold or gilded. This is the first Saxon pendant to enter the collection.
Found by a metal detectorist in the Kings Lynn area and declared Treasure in 2009.