This Anglo-Saxon brooch dates from about 610-650AD.
It was found in a grave at Harford Farm in Norfolk. This
spectacular piece of jewellery is made of gold plate
on a silver backing and is decorated with glass, ivory,
shell, gold wire and garnets. It has a diameter of just
On the circular face of the brooch the glass and garnets
are set into a cross design. This is surrounded by beaded
gold wire in swirling, woven patterns and a decorated
The brooch is a little battered – can you see
the patch where it was repaired? Have a look at the back
of the brooch to find an Anglo-Saxon message.