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Anglo-Saxon, Nottinghamshire, UK

Anglo-Saxon, Nottinghamshire, UK

Silver-gilt garnet cloison sword pyramid; 6th- 7th c.  A fitting designed to slide on a strap or band securing a sword.

Silver-gilt garnet cloison sword pyramid; 6th- 7th c. A fitting designed to slide on a strap or band securing a sword.

Æthelwulf ring: Wiltshire, AD 828-58: Triangular bezel depicting stylized plant motif between two birds. The hoop decorated with a quatrefoil and interlaced knot design.  Æthelswith ring: West Yorkshire: Circular bezel with a beaded frame and contains a cruciform filled with leaf motifs. Within a central circle is a charming four-legged animal with a halo and the letters A and D which stand for 'Agnus Dei' (Lamb of God).  The ornament on both rings is inlaid with niello to make it stand out.

Æthelwulf ring: Wiltshire, AD 828-58: Triangular bezel depicting stylized plant motif between two birds. The hoop decorated with a quatrefoil and interlaced knot design. Æthelswith ring: West Yorkshire: Circular bezel with a beaded frame and contains a cruciform filled with leaf motifs. Within a central circle is a charming four-legged animal with a halo and the letters A and D which stand for 'Agnus Dei' (Lamb of God). The ornament on both rings is inlaid with niello to make it stand out.

Gold ring found in North west Essex, England, Anglo Saxon, late 6th century, It is both Christian represented by the cross, and pagan, the raven.  photo 1.

Gold ring found in North west Essex, England, Anglo Saxon, late 6th century, It is both Christian represented by the cross, and pagan, the raven. photo 1.

Reproduction of Stud from Tibble, Sweden.  Original is in gold room at the National Museum.

Reproduction of Stud from Tibble, Sweden. Original is in gold room at the National Museum.

Sword fitting found in a field in 2009 (garnet, millefiori glass and gold cloisonne) 7-8th C, Anglo-Saxon

Sword fitting found in a field in 2009 (garnet, millefiori glass and gold cloisonne) 7-8th C, Anglo-Saxon

Glass beaker (originally clear glass); "insect" pendant found at Horncastle, with inlay dating from 5th c. and turned into a pendant in the 7th c.; and gilded copper alloy wrist clasps found at a Saxon grave at Ruskington

Glass beaker (originally clear glass); "insect" pendant found at Horncastle, with inlay dating from 5th c. and turned into a pendant in the 7th c.; and gilded copper alloy wrist clasps found at a Saxon grave at Ruskington

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