In Warwickshire, an amateur archaeologist using a metal detector has found a gold pendant from the Tudor era. The jewelry is associated with King Henry VIII and Queen Catherine of Aragon. The artifact is now on display in the British Museum, reports the public organization Historic England.
On the front of the pendant is the heraldic emblem of the Tudor dynasty - a rose with red and white petals. It is woven into a pomegranate bush, the symbol of King Henry VIII and his first wife Catherine.
Under the image is the inscription + TOVS + IORS from the French word toujours - always. On the other side of the pendant are the initials of the king and queen H and K, as well as another inscription, as on the front side.
The decoration dates from the beginning of the 16th century. Most likely, it was made in 1521. The pendant could be a prize at some event, for example - a jousting tournament.