Round Pierced Pendant

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Date:1922 - 1923 (c.)

Description:A bronze gilt ornament showing twenty open-mouthed snakes with intertwined bodies. This was found in a woman’s grave positioned just under her chin. This and the other gilt ornament bearing snake motifs, found in the same grave, were probably of Scandinavian, rather than Saxon origin.

6th Century A.D.
47mm diameter

1922/23 excavations (Grave 81)

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Donor ref:SBT 1923-8 (52/11706)

Source: Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, Museums Department

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