Jewellery, Watches, Antiquities and Objects of Vertu (15 September 2020)

Date of Auction: 15th September 2020

Unsold

Estimate: £4,000 - £5,000

An Anglo Saxon gold pendant, 7th century, discoid in outline, with large circular cell to the centre (vacant), at the top a raised triangular cloison enclosing a garnet backed by hatched foil, the surrounding fields filled with filigree decoration in the form of S-scrolls of beaded wire with spiralled ends, divided into compartments by four bands of ribbed wire; a double twisted wire runs around the perimeter within a raised rim, the tubular suspension loop with ribbing detail and forming a tongue-shaped extension down the plain back, diameter 27mm, weight 3.71gm. £4,000-£5,000

Footnote

From a UK private collection, acquired in 1992.

For a similar example see: MacGregor, A summary catalogue of the Anglo- Saxon Collections, 1993, BAR 230. 24.2.