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Anglo-Saxon Pendant

$110 $160

From the 5th to the 11th centuries CE the Island of Great Britain was inhabited and ruled over by the Anglo-Saxons. A race descended from the Germanic tribes who emigrated to the island mixed with the indigenous peoples they encountered, the Anglo-Saxons were the founders of the nation of England. Up until the Norman Conquest of the 11th century, the culture of the Anglo-Saxons dominated the Isle, and many aspects of that culture remained to shape and inform the nation that was born out of the invasion of William the Conqueror. Anglo-Saxon artwork, especially Christian and religious works, borrowed heavily from their Celtic neighbors, including knotwork, spirals, and the Celtic Cross designs. This Anglo-Saxon pendant is a classic example of this style of art; covered in spiral and knotwork designs all incorporated into a Celtic Cross. More than a costume piece, this is truly a work of art.

Dimensions: 40.9mm in Diameter x 2.3mm width (3.7mm rim edge width)

Weight: 19.2 grams

Material: Sterling Silver .925

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