Anglo-Saxon and Medieval Treasure by Various artists

A find from a possible Anglo Saxon burial site and some unrelated Medieval items.

Details

Medium:
Gold; glass; copper alloy; gilt bronze
Art Fund grant:
£3,750 ( Total: £11,250)
Acquired in:
2005
Vendor:
Department for Culture, Media and Sport

1-2) Two Anglo-Saxon gold pendants with Roman mosaic glass; 3) Anglo-Saxon gold spacer bead; 4-6) Three Anglo Saxon chatelaine fittings; 7-8) Two gilt bronze medieval belt fittings; 9) gilt bronze medieval dress fitting. The Medieval objects date from the 13th to 15th centuries.

Provenance

Discovered on land on the North Downs near Maidstone by a metal detector user and declared Treasure in 2003.

Venue details

Maidstone Museum & Bentlif Art Gallery St Faith's Street, MAIDSTONE Kent ME14 1LH 01622 602838 www.museum.maidstone.gov.uk

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