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Historical Archive: Pendants through Fifth century CE
and undated Merovingian and Anglo-Saxon pendants


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bird pendant fr. Khodzhaly burial ground, Caucasus, bronze, late 2nd-early 1st millenium BCE, Hermitage 16698. For oblique view see Hermitage.
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Etruscan necklace with amber pendants from Regolini-Gelassi tomb, Sorbo necropolis, Cerveteri, c.675-650 BCE, Vat 20557. For details see Vatican Museums.
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predator with chain, 6th-5th c. BCE, Kazbeksky hoard, MSHM
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man with chain, 6th-5th c. BCE, Kazbeksky hoard, MSHM
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jet bead set in gold as a bound pendant, 5th to 3rd c. BCE, from Maikop, RGM D351. For another view see RGM.
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Etruscan gold bulla from Pozzo della Chiana, late 4th to first half of 3rd c. BCE, Arezzo
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gold pendant, Eastern Mediterranean 3rd-1st c. BCE, p.c., which has its own page
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gold and glass pendant, 1st c. BCE-2nd c. CE, eastern Black Sea, Morgan 2012.2:16
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crocodile pendant, jadeite, Caribbean watershed 1-500 CE, DO PC.B.263, which has its own page
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bound pendant with green glass sphere, Roman period, Collection Guy Ladrière, Paris. For otherl views see private collections.
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Roman period bound pendant from Zethlingen, with Germanicus? (d. 19 CE) glass cameo prob. 1st c. CE, MVFg. This work has its own page.
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Roman bullae, bronze, from Rome, KM 2 numbers among 0000.00.6668, 0000.00.6669, 0000.00.1454
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fish pierced for suspension, rock crystal, Roman period, BM Walters 3972
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scallop shells pierced for suspension, rock crystal, Roman period, BM
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Roman dolphin pendant, bone, MStA 1978.474. For other views see MStA.
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Roman phallus pendant, MStA
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fish pierced for suspension, rock crystal, from a grave near Arezzo, 1st c. CE, Arezzo. For additional views and acompanying objects see this assemblage's page.
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shell with hole for suspension mount, rock crystal, from a grave near Arezzo, 1st c. CE, Arezzo. For additional views and acompanying objects see this assemblage's page.
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bronze bulla, 1st-2nd c., Bologna IT 806
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Hercules club from Vienna, gold, 3rd c., KHM VIIa 20
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shell pendant, crystal with silver, from a young girl's burial of c.300 CE, Gundelsheim, WLM. This work has its own page.
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Christogram, banded agate in gold with garnet, 4th c. or modern, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
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Holy Rider pendant, copper alloy, 4th-7th c.?, UCh 1988.57. For inscribed reverse and profile see UCh.
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gold medallion with coin of Valens, Trier 364-78, SMBMünz 18200869
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Valentinian I and Valens gold medallion from Zagórzyn, Poland (unofficial, after official issue prob. of 364-67), SMBMünz 18200868. For details see Berlin.
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Daniel in the lionsí den, gilded bronze and niello belt pendant from Cem. St-Marcel, late 4th to early 5th c., Musée Carnavalet Paris AM 954. For profile view see Carnavalet.
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gold bracteate, 5th c. Denmark, prob. Tyr overcoming Fenris, Hermitage OH-З-Aз-5837
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gold pendant, poss. Byzantine empress, 5th-6th c., KHM VII 898
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Szilágy Somlyó amulet chain, gold/rock crystal, prob. c.400-50, poss. late 4th c., KHM VIIb 1. The Szilágy Somlyó treasure has its own page with other views.
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Gunthamund (484-96), pierced silver Vandal 50 denari, reverse: wreath with DN, Hermitage OH-З-91655
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bound pendant from M7 motorway (Hungary) grave 150: pebble in silver, late 5th c., Kaposvár. For more views and accompanying objects see this cemetery's page.
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pendant, gold/garnet/glass, late 5th-early 6th c., Black Sea: Gothic or Byzantine, Morgan 2012.2:39
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undated Merovingian: Saint-Denis no context, no. 2 stolen/recovered in 1974: crystal in silver gilt, MAN 87.214. For other views see MAN.
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undated Merovingian: Saint-Denis no context, no. 11 stolen/recovered in 1974: crystal in gold, MAN 87.204. For other views see MAN.
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undated Merovingian: bound pendant from Picquigny, rock crystal and gold, Ashmolean AM 1909.661a
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undated Merovingian: Hercules clubs from Basel-Kleinhüningen grave 126, bone, HMB 1934. 250
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undated Merovingian: crystal sphere found with the burial of Childeric (formerly bound), CdM
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undated Anglo-Saxon: girdle hangers from Little Wilbraham, CMAA 1948.1454
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undated Anglo-Saxon: pendant from Barrington B, silver with shell or meershaum, CMAA 1934.838 (Not available at higher resolution.)
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undated Anglo-Saxon: toilet set from Burwell, silver, CMAA 1898.65
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undated Anglo-Saxon: toilet sets from Haslingfield, copper alloy, CMAA Z.38635-6