1500 - 1000 B.C. Superb Ancient Bronze Age Decorated Scutiform Disc Pendant

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Seller: wear-the-past (2,839) 98.5%, Location: Bath, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 372757026411 This is another bold and stylish Middle Bronze Age scutiform pendant, dating to c. 1500 - 1000 B.C. It is decorated with concentric circles. At the centre is a large spike, presumably imitative of a targe or fighting shield. The back retains the original suspension loop, indicating this piece to have been worn suspended as a pendant. A rare and unusual item, worn presumably to 'shield' the wearer from harm as an apotropaic amulet. This, as well as a number of similar pendants, were found in jewellers hoard of Bronze Age jewellery, excavated in Europe.OBJECT: Pendant / AmuletCULTURE: Middle Bronze AgeDATE: c. 1500 - 1000 B.C.MATERIAL: BronzeSIZE: 46mm diameter x 22mm (tall with spike) x 2mm thick.WEIGHT: 19.5 gramsPROVENANCE: Ex. Private Collection, Hertfordshire England.This item is unconditionally guaranteed to be ancient and to date from the period described. A certificate of authenticity will be supplied on request. Provenance: Ex. Private Collection, Hertfordshire England, Material: Bronze

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