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Sutton Hoo Anglo-Saxon Brooch

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Price: $110.00 $25.00
Member Price: $99.00 $22.50

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Description

Excavation of the great ship-burial at Sutton Hoo in East Anglia revealed the treasures which may have belonged to an Anglo-Saxon king, including a magnificent gold belt buckle adorned with writhing snakes, birds heads, and intertwined animals. Its rich decorative ornament makes this buckle one of the most powerful images from early Anglo-Saxon England. We have adapted details from this buckle for our sophisticated brooch.

Produced in cooperation with the British Museum.

18K gold overlay, lightly antiqued. 3''L x 1 1/2''W.

  • 18K gold overlay, lightly antiqued
  • 3''L x 1 1/2''W

Art History

In the fifth century A.D., Germanic peoples from northwest Europe settled in parts of lowland Britain, which had been a province of the Roman Empire. These peoples are now known as the Anglo-Saxons. Both men and women of the Anglo-Saxons wore jewelry to display their status, region, and ethnic identity. Anglo-Saxon metalworkers utilized interlaced forms to make brooches, pendants, and buckles, and a substantial amount of their jewelry has been found in graves.

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Description

Excavation of the great ship-burial at Sutton Hoo in East Anglia revealed the treasures which may have belonged to an Anglo-Saxon king, including a magnificent gold belt buckle adorned with writhing snakes, birds heads, and intertwined animals. Its rich decorative ornament makes this buckle one of the most powerful images from early Anglo-Saxon England. We have adapted details from this buckle for our sophisticated brooch.

Produced in cooperation with the British Museum.

18K gold overlay, lightly antiqued. 3''L x 1 1/2''W.





  • 18K gold overlay, lightly antiqued
  • 3''L x 1 1/2''W




Art History

In the fifth century A.D., Germanic peoples from northwest Europe settled in parts of lowland Britain, which had been a province of the Roman Empire. These peoples are now known as the Anglo-Saxons. Both men and women of the Anglo-Saxons wore jewelry to display their status, region, and ethnic identity. Anglo-Saxon metalworkers utilized interlaced forms to make brooches, pendants, and buckles, and a substantial amount of their jewelry has been found in graves.


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