Early Medieval Pendant ( or not) ?

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alloverover
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Had this little thing at work today, when I found it I thought post medi lead token with the spru still on, then I noticed the small hole through the 'sprue'.
Quick look round and PAS has them down as an early medieval pendant, am not so sure though, they have been wrong before......once or twice :lol: any thoughts ?

https://finds.org.uk/database/artefacts ... /id/942606
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That's nice Phil, does look pendant ish & seal box lid ish, is it writing around edge or just a pattern?
Lovely find anyway.
Clint :thumbsup:
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stanslad wrote: Mon Jul 05, 2021 8:15 pm That's nice Phil, does look pendant ish & seal box lid ish, is it writing around edge or just a pattern?
Lovely find anyway.
Clint :thumbsup:
Am sure its a pendant of some sort Clint, just not sure how old. Its just a pattern round the edge I think, maybe psedo writing, a bit like some sceats ?
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Could be early Phil. Can't make my mind up? :-|
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Allectus wrote: Mon Jul 05, 2021 8:35 pm Could be early Phil. Can't make my mind up? :-|
Just looked at the PAS link, does look very similar to figure 21.

https://www.academia.edu/38198489/Ethni ... al_Lincoln
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alloverover wrote: Mon Jul 05, 2021 8:36 pm Just looked at the PAS link, does look very similar to figure 21.
It certainly does, and the size is about the same, too. Cracking little find :thumbsup:
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Cracking little item and invokes loads of thoughts as to what it denoted to the wearer

Unlike todays mass produced items, i would assume these sorts of things were quite individual in their designs?
Early secret society members identification maybe :Thinking: ......but now my imagination is running away with me again, more coffee needed :clapping:
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Very nice find Aloverover, I like that very much :thumbsup:
Well found and well saved.
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Blackadder43 wrote: Tue Jul 06, 2021 10:32 am my imagination is running away with me again, more coffee needed
I would suggest less :lol:
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I would take a punt on Saxon. Too small to be a hanger of a later date.connected with horses anyway.
Pendant is what I would be thinking too. Very nice find and I'll bet now it's very old! :thumbsup:
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Is that a faint pattern on the back made of circles? :Thinking:
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Cheers Guys, thanks for the interest :thumbsup:
Dont think theres any circles on the back Easy, think these marks are just from the casting :thumbsup:
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Can I ask what it’s made of? It looks more lead alloy than copper :Thinking:
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What a lovely little thing.
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Oxgirl wrote: Thu Jul 08, 2021 12:54 am Can I ask what it’s made of? It looks more lead alloy than copper :Thinking:
Yes, lead alloy Cath, I've had a couple of bits of early medieval brooch in lead alloy before.
Think this pic shows it better :thumbsup:
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