Anthropomorphic pendant by Unknown Artist

The pendant appears to be of a religious iconographic nature and could be interpreted as a Talismanic piece, probably meant to represent an Anglo-Saxon deity.


Copper alloy & iron gilt in gold & silver, inlaid with garnet
3 x 2.5 cm
Art Fund grant:
£5,000 ( Total: £5,000)
Acquired in:
David Green

Worn on a chain around the neck, they presumably leant some form of protection to the wearer.


Found with a metal detector near Doncaster.

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