Pendant by Unknown Artist

This gold necklace pendant inlaid with a square-cut garnet was found in Staffordshire.


Gold & garnet
1.4 x 1.2 cm
Art Fund grant:
£275 ( Total: £1,100)
Acquired in:
Department for Culture, Media and Sport

The style became fashionable in the 7th century although the shape and cut are unusual: generally such pendants contain cabochon or facetted stones in a variety of shapes in which irregular ovals predominate. It is a beautiful and expertly made jewel and may originally have been strung with other pendants on a high status necklace.


Discovered in 2004 by a metal detector user in Hammerwich, Staffordshire, and declared Treasure in 2005.

Venue details

The Potteries Museum and Art Gallery Bethesda Street, Hanley, STOKE-ON-TRENT Staffordshire ST1 3DW 01782 232 323

Entry details

Free with National Art Pass

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