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|Type of record:||Find Spot|
|Name:||Saxon pendant, Ely|
C7th pendant made of crystal, gold, garnet and amethyst coloured glass, probably ploughed out near site of AS cemetery.
|Grid Reference:||TL 52 77|
|Parish:||Thetford, East Cambridgeshire, Cambridgeshire|
- FINDSPOT (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 700 AD)
- PENDANT (Early Saxon to Middle Saxon - 601 AD to 700 AD)
1. Pendant made of crystal, gold, garnet and amethyst coloured glass, probably ploughed out near site of AS cemetery. The foundation of the pendant is a flattened disc bead of clear colourless rock crystal, 3cm in diameter and 1cm in thickness. The crystal has been worked on a lathe and the edges of the central perforation, which is 1cm in diameter, have been countersunk. "The workmanship suggests comparison with that of the well-known crystal balls sometimes found in AS graves in this district." The workmanship is not particularly good; it can be dated AD 600 - 700(C7).
Sources and further reading
|<1>||Article in serial: Lethbridge, T. C.. 1952. PCAS 46. p. 1. |
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