An extremely rare Anglo-Saxon hammered and repoussé gold disc pendant or "bracteate", decorated with six crouching dragonesque creatures with large tails and claws, and an almandine centrally placed within a bezel, with pearled border and retaining the original strap carrying loop.
England. Anglo-Saxon period. Circa 6th/7th century A.D.
Dimensions: diameter 3,9cm ; weight 6,10 grammes
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