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Anglo-Saxon Archaeology: West Stowe

Anglo-Saxon Archaeology: West Stowe

Anglo-Saxon Archaeology: West Stowe

Anglo-Saxon Archaeology: West Stowe

Anglo-Saxon Archaeology: West Stowe. Largest bucket I have seen so far.

Anglo-Saxon Archaeology: West Stowe. Largest bucket I have seen so far.

Anglo-Saxon gold shilling, c. 660, Two Emperors type. CM.1562-2007, De Wit Collection.

Anglo-Saxon gold shilling, c. 660, Two Emperors type. CM.1562-2007, De Wit Collection.

Anglo-Saxon Archaeology: West Stowe. Bronze buckle with iron tongue.

Anglo-Saxon Archaeology: West Stowe. Bronze buckle with iron tongue.

Reconstruction of an Pre-Conversion (Pagan) Anglo-Saxon burial from Saxby, in the museum at Melton Mowbray. More photos on the site show grave goods.

Reconstruction of an Pre-Conversion (Pagan) Anglo-Saxon burial from Saxby, in the museum at Melton Mowbray. More photos on the site show grave goods.

An exceptionally well-preserved penny of Harold II, minted at Warwick - one of the few coins in the Anglo-Saxon series that can be dated to a specific year: 1066.

An exceptionally well-preserved penny of Harold II, minted at Warwick - one of the few coins in the Anglo-Saxon series that can be dated to a specific year: 1066.

The Crondall Hoard remains the most important evidence for the start of English coinage. The hoard was buried sometime before AD 650 and includes the earliest Anglo-Saxon coins. This was the first coinage produced in Britain after the departure of the Romans two centuries before. The new coins were modelled on those from France, but also looked back to Rome for inspiration.

The Crondall Hoard remains the most important evidence for the start of English coinage. The hoard was buried sometime before AD 650 and includes the earliest Anglo-Saxon coins. This was the first coinage produced in Britain after the departure of the Romans two centuries before. The new coins were modelled on those from France, but also looked back to Rome for inspiration.

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