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Treasures Found-Dec 2 Select Years
Dec2019 Pt2 • 	2019-12-01

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METAL DETECTORIST FINDS RARE 6TH CENTURY PENDANT - The Anglo-Saxon pendant was found in a field near Attleborough recently. A rare 6th Century gold pendant featuring images from a Byzantine coin has been found by a metal detectorist more than 1,500 years after being made. The early Anglo-Saxon pendant is imprinted with an image of Emperor Justinian and is thought to have been made in France. It was found by Godfrey Pratt in a field near Attleborough, Norfolk. Mr. Pratt said he had made some fins which were of archaeological interest, but this one was “bling.” Mr. Pratt, who lives near the town, said: “It appeared to be a golden bottle-top but when I looked closer I found it to be something far more significant. “I recognized it to be a gold pendant... it’s extremely rare. “Very few have been found in the UK.” Mr. Pratt, who has been metal detecting for six years, said he was known at his club as the “king of bling because of the trinkets I bring in,” but he had never previously found gold. He has since informed the Norfolk Historic Environment Record (HER) and the county’s museum service about his discovery. Finds officer Adrian Marsden said it was “rare” and made from high-quality gold. Mr. Pratt started searching the site with a team from the Norfolk Heritage Recovery Group in Norwich as part of a project approved by the Norfolk HER. The pendant will go to the coroner and then to the British Museum for valuation. (11.17)