An English pendant, c.1540-50, in the form of a skeleton within a coffin, a symbol of death and a memento mori.
Reliquary Pendant with the Adoration of the Magi. Byzantine 10th–11th century. Silver, gold, niello. The hinged loop at the top would have been for suspension, so that the locket could have been worn or held. The locket contains a cavity, closed by a sliding pin, that probably contained relics.