In south-east Anglo-Saxon Britain there was a Frankish influence. Kent seems to have played a pivotal economical role at that time, no doubt linked to the marriage alliance between Aethelberht and the Frankish princess Bertha.
The Milton Disc Brooch. Kent, England (probably, made) 600-700. Silver, bronze, gold, garnet, shell. The Milton Jewel is one of the finest examples of Anglo-Saxon brooches of the period, with a sophisiticated design carried out in a combination of materials.The use of cloisons inlaid with garnet, filigree knot work decoration on gold sheet and shell bossess are typical of this type. The brooch was found in 1832 in a cemetery at Milton, west of Dorchester-on-Thames.