The Binham Bracteates by Unknown Artist

A pair of rare Scandinavian pendant ornaments inspired by the designs of late Roman coins.


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.

Venue details

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

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