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Bracteates (pendants)

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Pendants in the form of discs of thin, beaten gold or silver with stamped decoration based on Roman coin or medallion prototypes or with runic inscriptions. Suspended by means of a circular attachment and intended to be worn on a thong or other support around the neck.

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pendant (jewellery)

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bracteate (pendant)


12yrs ago

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