Call Us (800) 924-2213 • Mon - Sat 10:30 to 5:30 PST

Bracteate

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.