A copper-alloy comb pendant found in South Lincolnshire. (c) Portable Antiquities Scheme, CC BY-SA 4.0
Comb Pendant (NARC-B3E1B5)
A copper-alloy comb pendant found in South Lincolnshire
This pendant is unusual for the British isles and has Eastern Scandinavian or Baltic origin. The pendant is decorated with Ringerike-style zoomorphic openwork ornament with a pair of inturning zoomorphic heads.
Pendants were a popular dress accessory in Norway and Sweden and sometimes were worn with beads between a pair of oval brooches. In England, pendants did not have the same popularity and there do not seem to be any contemporary Anglo-Saxon pendants.