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Tudor Pendant Recovered in English Field

WARWICKSHIRE, ENGLAND—The Guardian reviews {that a} steel detectorist has found a sixteenth-century heart-shaped pendant suspended from an enameled bale on a heavy gold chain in England’s West Midlands. Made of 24-carat gold, its enameled decorations embrace a bush bearing the Tudor rose and a pomegranate—the symbols of King Henry VIII and his first spouse, Catherine of Aragon. Their initials, H and Ok, seem on the reverse. Rachel King of the British Museum stated that the letters TOVS and IORS, which seem on ribbon motifs, are a pun on the French phrase toujours, which suggests “all the time,” and “all yours.” Research has not linked the thing to Henry VIII or Katherine personally, however King stated that the standard of the thing suggests it might have been commissioned by a high-ranking noble as a prize at a significant event round 1520. “We don’t know why it was in Warwickshire and who had it there,” she added. “At least not yet.” To examine a silver-gilt coronary heart pendant relationship to a interval of strife between the Church of England and Roman Catholics following Henry VIII’s dissolution of the monasteries in the late 1530s, go to “Heart of the Matter.”


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