- Museum number
Cast silver open-work pendant with a a Borre-style design of a gripping beast inside a frame further decorated with four protruding animal heads. Suspension loop with central ridge and double median groove. The back of the pendant is undecorated. Small areas of gilding and niello are in evidence on the surface of the pendant.
- Production date
Height: 42 millimetres
Weight: 15.12 grammes
Thickness: 2.60 millimetres (Body of object)
Thickness: 4.95 millimetres (Part of pendant with suspension aperture)
Width: 37 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- Comment from Treasure Annual Report 1998-1999, p. 47:
The pendant is very similar to six found in the Vårby hoard found in the Mälaren valley of central Sweden and dated to about 940, with further very close parallels coming from Birka (also in Sweden) and from Norway.
Norfolk Archaeology 43.2 (1999), p. 366, fig. 5.c
Treasure Hunting (July 2002), p. 46, fig. 10
- On display (G41/dc25/sB)
- Exhibition history
2008 15 Mar-2 Nov, Woodbridge, Suffolk, Sutton Hoo Visitor Centre, 'East Anglia: The Life and Death of a Kingdom'
2005-2006 25 Jul-13 Jan, Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery, Buried Treasure: Finding Our Past
2005 12 Feb-26 Jun, Newcastle, Hancock Museum, Buried Treasure: Finding Our Past
2004-2005 1 Oct-15 Jan, Manchester Museum, Buried Treasure: Finding Our Past
2004 30 Apr-21 Sep, Cardiff, National Museums & Galleries of Wales, Buried Treasure: Finding Our Past
2003-2004 21 Nov-14 Mar, London, BM, Buried Treasure: Finding Our Past
- Very good
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- Acquired through the Treasure Act 1996.
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Treasure/PAS number: T46 (Treasure number)