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.
Anthropomorphic pendant by Unknown Artist, c. 560600
© Doncaster Museum & Art Gallery
- 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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