Hagworthingham, Roman gem mount
This striking gold mount is set with a green glass setting and decorated with strips of beaded gold wire.
Damage to one end shows that it is hollow, and the damaged area probably represents the place where a suspension loop once was, making the mount a pendant.
Further glass or precious stones would have been set into the smaller circular mounts around the edges.
This fine item of jewellery is currently unparalleled in Britain, though it has been cautiously dated on stylistic grounds to the later Roman period.
Courtesy of Lincolnshire County Council, The Collection
Hagworthingham, gem set mount, gold, green glass, jewellery