Archaeologist's find: lead cross pendant

NEWS | Published: 30.8.2012

This cross pendant was found during the excavations this summer in the basement of a medieval stone house. It represents a very simple cast lead model. Lead has been a rather valuable material during the Middle Ages and in the beginning of the Early Modern Period. As one of the points has been broken off it is unclear how the pendant was worn. On the other hand, a precisely similar pendant with a hole for hanging has been found at the excavations of Naantali monastery. The cross can be dated to the 15th and 16th century. The points with the shape of three-leaf clovers probably represents the Holy Trinity.