Approximately 150 objects from two adjacent cremation burials, the larger of a man and the smaller of a female relative (suggested by the sharing of 'sets' of bronze).
Grave goods from two cremation burials by Unknown Artist, c. 1150
© Verulamium Museum
- Silver, bronze, iron, ceramic, glass
- Art Fund grant:
- £7,750 ( Total: £31,000)
- Acquired in:
- Department for Culture, Media and Sport
Includes pair of penannular silver brooches and linking chain; two cast bronze wine jugs; a further 12 bronze vessels including dishes, bowls, flagons, patellae, lamp and 'wine strainer'; 10 glass vessels; 14 Samian Ware pottery bowls and dishes; lion-headed studs and rings from a casket; and 35 iron/steel arrowheads. The burials illustrate the luxury of possessions of what is thought to have been a family of client aristocrats, perhaps living in a villa at Wheathampstead.
Found near Wheathampstead, Hertfordshire; declared Treasure in 2002.