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Woven Ribbon with gold metallic threads - Anglo-Saxon - 9th Century

Copper-alloy, gilt, 1.65 grams, 16.68 mm. 6th-7th century AD. A finely detailed pendant in the shape of an axe head with a broad bilinear gilded border with a section of transverse billeting on each edge. Pendants in the shape of weapons are a known custom of Germanic females from later Roman times; the commonest shape is the shield (the ‘scutiform’ pendant), but miniature swords and spears are also known. Pelta-shaped fittings are a common format in the 6th and 7th centuries.

Disk Brooch, early 600s Anglo-Saxon; Probably made in Faversham, southeastern England; Found at Teynam, southeastern England Gold, cells inset with garnets and glass, border inlaid with niello

Gold Anglo-Saxon pendant from the St Mary's football stadium site, Southamton, Hampshire.7th century AD......