An Anglo-Saxon pendant found in Winfarthing, Norfolk and acquired by Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery has been voted the nation’s favourite acquisition of the year...More information at Art Fund_.
Discovered in December 2014 by a metal detectorist, the seventh-century gold and garnet pendant is the highlight of a trove of artefacts unearthed in Winfarthing, near Diss.
The excavation, carried out by Norfolk County Council’s Find Identification and Recording Service, found the grave to belong to an aristocratic Anglo-Saxon lady who died between AD 650-675 and was buried among some of her most valued possessions.
07 May 2019
Impressive craftsmanship of the seventh century