219
219
Britain, Anglo-Saxon, 6th/7th century
RARE DISC PENDANT
Estimate
5,0007,000
LOT SOLD. 11,250 GBP
JUMP TO LOT
219
Britain, Anglo-Saxon, 6th/7th century
RARE DISC PENDANT
Estimate
5,0007,000
LOT SOLD. 11,250 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

A Private View: Property from the Country Home of Christopher Cone and Stanley J. Seeger

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Britain, Anglo-Saxon, 6th/7th century
RARE DISC PENDANT

Provenance

By repute found on the beach near Minster Abbey, Isle of Sheppey, Kent
Christie's, London, Antiquities, 12 December 1990, lot 148

Catalogue Note

This fine Anglo-Saxon disc pendant is typical of its type and finds a comparison in the gold pendant in the National Museums, Liverpool (World Museum, Joseph Mayer bequest, inv. no. M6231). Found in the same grave as the celebrated Kingston Brooch (M6226), the Liverpool pendant is similarly formed of a sheet of gold, punched through at the centre and articulated with smaller punched annulets. Such pendants were sometimes enamelled or set with garnets, such as the example sold in these rooms on 10 December 1996, lot 96.

RELATED LITERATURE
L. Webster and J. Blackhouse (eds.), The Making of England: Anglo-Saxon Art and Culture AD 600-900, exh. cat. British Museum, London, 1991, pp. 51-52, no. 33b

A Private View: Property from the Country Home of Christopher Cone and Stanley J. Seeger

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London