Bracteate

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A Bracteate is a thin metal pendant disc, typically made of gold and with a stamped or repoussé decoration based on ancient Roman and Byzantine coins. The pendant is usually surmounted with a cylindrical attachment by which to suspend it. Bracteates originated in fifth century Scandinavia and made their way throughout Europe.

5th-6th Century Scandinavian Bracteate. Image courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
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