Anglo-Saxon pendant is declared treasure and valued at £145,000

Mail Online | 3/18/2019 | Victoria Bell For Mailonline
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An Anglo-Saxon pendant unearthed in 2017 near where a similar item worth £145,000 was dug up has been declared treasure by the coroner's office.

The Winfarthing Pendant, valued at £145,000, was dug up on farmland in 2014 near Diss in Norfolk by a student.

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The gold piece has a central cross motif and probably belonged to a woman of 'high social status', according to experts.

It features gold bead work and measures 17mm (0.67in) by 13mm (0.5in), and is believed to date from the late-6th Century to the mid-7th.

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It was declared treasure by the Norfolk coroner, which means that ownership now lies with the Crown.

It will be valued by the Portable Antiquities Scheme run by the British Museum.

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Julie Shoemark, Norfolk's finds liaison officer, said it made a 'valuable contribution to our understanding of Saxon society'.

Ms Shoemark, from Norfolk County Council's archaeology department, said: 'Like the Winfarthing assemblage, this piece most likely belonged to a high-status lady.

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