Assemblage of material from an Anglo Saxon cemetery by Unknown Artist

An assemblage of 34 items from the cemetery and a further 4 items from the site.


Copper-alloy & iron
Art Fund grant:
£550 ( Total: £1,500)
Acquired in:
Trevor Claxton

It includes some finds of particular rarity and importance: 1) Paired cruciform harness strap-mounts are of great regional interest as there is a remarkable lack of horse graves from this period in Norfolk; 2) Shield boss mount is virtually unique and the quality of the surviving gilding underscores the prestige of the original Snetterton shield; 3) Pair of equal-arm brooches. The brooches show how localised styles of jewellery were appearing and can be compared to find-types like the horse harness fittings which became associated with an emerging elite.


Discovered in Snetterton, Norfolk by a metal detectorist

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Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery Castle Hill, NORWICH Norfolk NR1 3JU 01603 493625

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