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

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.

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