A cast anthropomorphic copper-alloy disc pendant found near Belton, Lincolnshire. (c) Portable Antiquities Scheme, CC BY-SA 4.0
Copper-Alloy Disc Pendant (NLM-0CA344)
A cast anthropomorphic copper-alloy disc pendant found near Belton, Lincolnshire
This cast copper-alloy disc pendant has an anthropomorphic design which portrays a facing moustachioed mask. A dark grey coating on front and back may be the degraded remains of a silvered surface. Pendants were a popular dress accessory in Norway and Sweden and sometimes were worn with beads between a pair of oval brooches. For more information on Scandinavian jewellery in England check out our blog: Brooches, Pendants and Pins: Scandinavian Dress Accessories in England.