Medieval Jewellery Gold and Garnet Pendant 14th-16th Centuries


Product Code:RNC216

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Material: Gold with polished garnets

Period: Medieval

Date: 14th-16th centuries

Origin: Europe

Condition: Fine+. with sandy encrustations from original find spot.

Description: An exquisite little triangular bifacial framework of gold with three cells containing polished garnets; there are additional smaller cells to the edges and a suspension loop to top. wearable.

Size and Weight: 14.3mm. 1.45g 

Features and Provenance: Former private collection.

The possession of gold and precious jewels was a status symbol during the medieval period. Only the higher ranked in society. such as royalty could afford it or indeed feel safe enough to wear it. The lower ranks had to suffice with pewter or copper. Pieces of gold and silver were given additional colour by adding gems. these were polished rather than cut at this time. Devotional pieces. as well as those seen to have magical or protective value. were particularly prized.

Condition Summary. This varies with the age of the artefact and there are grades between

Extremely Fine (EF). Very slight traces of wear. all parts of pattern etc present. visible and clear

Very Fine (VF). Some signs of wear on the higher parts of the relief. all parts of pattern etc present. but may be worn

Fine (F). Wear on the artefact and parts of item and pattern etc may be missing or not visible


Additional information

Weight50 g


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