A pair of rare Scandinavian pendant ornaments inspired by the designs of late Roman coins.
The Binham Bracteates by Unknown Artist, late 5thearly 6th century
Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery
- Bracteate III, diameter 44mm, weight 8.5g; Bracteate IV, diameter 49.6mm, 8.23g
- Art Fund grant:
- £3,000 ( Total: £8,800)
- Acquired in:
- Department for Culture, Media and Sport
They join two bracteates already in the Norwich Castle collection, together comprising the first hoard of its type.
Found by metal detectorists, Mr Dennis O'Neill and Mr Glenn Lister at Binham near Holt and declared Treasure in 2011.
Free with National Art Pass (standard entry £7.95)
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