St James the Great pilgrim pendant

Photo: Surrey County Council CC By SA2.0
Object type: Aestel
Period: Anglo-Saxon
Primary material: Bronze
Date found: 06/08/2023
Location: Tandbridge, Surrey


A silver pendant set with jet in the form of a scallop shell with St James the Great superimposed. Sources of Jet are found near to the shrine of St James at Santiago de Compostela. It is therefore and overtly Catholic piece and dates to c. 1400 – 1550. A Find of Note of County Importance.