The pendant is inlaid with garnets and in the form of an insect, probably a cicada.

The tope of the pendant is filled with a single garnet cut to represent a highly stylised zoomorphic head, the eyes and mouth represented by two semicircular cells and one triangular cell. The wings of the insect are decorated with scale-like cells.


Discovered in Horncastle, Lincolnshire by a metal detector user in 2003 and declared Treasure.

The Collection: Art and Archaeology in Lincolnshire

Danes Terrace, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, LN2 1LP
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