Gold bracteate disc pendant of type D decorated in repoussé with an interlaced animal in Style I shown from the right with its head turned backwards; the body parts are drawn in sections, but form a coherent creature with a semicircular head with an eye and a beak, a long neck and S-shaped body with a large, round shoulder and hip from which a front leg and a hind leg arise that cross the body and neck several times before ending in curved feet. There is a worn beaded wire round the edge of the disc. In the centre of the disc the imprint of the compass hole that was used to make the die and in the outer zone the imprint of the edge of the die can be seen. The braceate is slightly buckled and the lightly multi-ribbed suspension loop is partly flattened, probably by farming activity.
- Excavated/Findspot: Freshwater, About 4.25 km west of Chessell Down; probably from a grave.
- (Europe,British Isles,England,Isle of Wight,Freshwater)
- Mackeprang D type
- Diameter: 29 millimetres
- Weight: 4 grammes
2011 (second group of finds)
Price is for the whole of the 2011 group. The second group of finds from the site was found in 2009 (nos 5-9) and has been registered with the same 2004,0901 stem.
Prehistory and Europe
- 2009T264 (Treasure number)
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Object reference number: MCS30770
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