Coins, Tokens, Historical Medals and Antiquities (2 & 3 June 2021)

Date of Auction: 2nd & 3rd June 2021


Estimate: £4,000 - £5,000

Medieval, Anglo-Saxon gold Pendant, 7th cent., diam. 27mm, 3.71g, 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 (cf. MacGregor, BAR 230, 24.2). Extremely fine, original colour with minimal wear to the surfaces £4,000-£5,000


Provenance: From a UK private collection [acquired 1992]