07 May 2019

Impressive craftsmanship of the seventh century

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...

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.
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