Element record L7352 - C7 Cross pendant, Coddington


FINDSPOT (Early Medieval)


Grid reference SK 85080 54769 (point)
Map sheet SK85SE
District Newark
Civil Parish Coddington, Newark


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

Gold cross-pendant set with four garnets, damaged, warped and missing one more garnet. The cross arms are of almost equal length and have concave ends, each of which contains a round setting. Two of these still contain small cabochon garnets, one of them contains a flat garnet and a fourth, larger stone mounted very crudely at the centre of the cross. The cross arms are filled with filigree wires, while a grooved gold band runs around the sides of the cross. The back of the object is plain and concave, with a tear visible in one of the cross angles. The low gold content of the object is notable and may be connected to the debasement of Merovingian gold coinage during the C7. (1)

Data Held (Document). SNT2647.

(1) (2) Parish File

Data Held: Ground Photograph (Ground photograph). SNT2646.

(2) Parish File

<1> Marzinzik Dr S, 2007, Find Report (Unpublished document). SNT2358.

<2> The Guardian, 07/08/2008, The Guardian (Published document). SNT2359.

Sources/Archives (4)

  • --- Ground photograph: Data Held: Ground Photograph.
  • --- Document: Data Held.
  • <1> Unpublished document: Marzinzik Dr S. 2007. Find Report.
  • <2> Published document: The Guardian. 07/08/2008. The Guardian.

Finds (1)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (1)

Record last edited

Jan 19 2023 7:34PM

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