Assemblage of material from an Anglo Saxon cemetery
- Art Funded
- Art Fund grant
- £550 (Total: £1,500)
- 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