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A Summary Catalogue of the Anglo-Saxon Collections (British Archaeological Reports)

ISBN13: 9781854440693
ISBN: 1854440691
Binding: Hardcover
List Price: $104.0
Publisher: British Archaeological Reports
Published Date:
Pages: 277

This publication comprises a complete inventory of the Ashmolean Museum's holdings of metalwork in gold, silver, copper-alloy and lead, dating from the early Anglo-Saxon period (5th-7th centuries AD). Each of the almost 1200 items are described and illustrated, and chemical analyses are given for numerous examples. Many individually important pieces are included, such as the well-known Amherst and Monkton composite brooches, the Ixworth cross and the Tostock buckle, all of gold embellished with garnets, as well as a range of everyday ornaments, dress-fittings and domestic items.