Pendant with Hebrew letter He

Photo: Kent County Council CC By SA2.0
Object type: Pendant
Period: Post Medieval
Primary material: Silver
Date found: 05/03/2022
Location: Maidstone, Kent


A pendant, possibly a modified late 17th century sixpence, which has the Hebrew letter He engraved on it. Above the letter are two dashes indicating an abbreviation. The most likely interpretation is that the He is short for HaShem “his name”, which is used as a title for god. It is a Find of Note.