An unusual 6th century Anglo-Saxon brooch. Portable Antiquities Scheme

BBC News Norfolk reports on the 26 November that –

Fragments of an early Anglo-Saxon silver brooch found in Norfolk have given archaeologists new evidence of a cremation burial in the area. Experts say the 6th Century brooch, found near West Acre, could possibly have originated in mainland Europe. The brooch, along with a Medieval copper coin-like medal known as a jetton and a Middle Anglo-Saxon sword belt mount, has been declared treasure.

An expert from the British Museum said the 13th Century jetton was “unusual”. The objects were found by metal detector enthusiasts close to West Acre, Flitcham and Great Dunham. Erica Darch, from Norfolk Historic Environment Services, said: “The really important thing about these finds is the location.

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