Anglo-Saxon Jewelry Box
Thursday, June 04, 2015
Tom Lucking, a first-year university student and amateur metal detectorist in Norfolk, England, recently discovered one of the highest quality examples of Anglo-Saxon jewelry ever unearthed. “I’d been attempting to discover more about the area,” says Lucking, “but after I found a copper-alloy bowl, I called in professionals to excavate properly.” Lucking, it turns out, had located the mid-seventh-century A.D. grave of a high-status Anglo-Saxon woman. Her body was surrounded by grave goods, including gold and silver jewelry, the most notable piece of which is a three-inch-wide pendant inlaid with more than 400 red garnets, some cut to create an interwoven animal motif.
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