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Kingston Down brooch, Anglo-Saxon, early seventh-century. The ‘step’ pattern recalls the centre of the St Mark carpet page in the Lindisfarne Gospels.

Kingston Down brooch, Anglo-Saxon, early seventh-century. The ‘step’ pattern recalls the centre of the St Mark carpet page in the Lindisfarne Gospels.

Wulfheodenas - Facebook 6th/7th Century Disc Brooch Collingbourne Ducis

Wulfheodenas - Facebook 6th/7th Century Disc Brooch Collingbourne Ducis

Anglo-Saxon brooch found in Kent, England, dates to about 600-700. The ornate and colourful decoration on this brooch consists of cloisons (cells) inlaid with garnets and blue glass paste. The front is further enriched with filigree wires. The garnets themselves were possibly obtained by sea trade from India.

Anglo-Saxon brooch found in Kent, England, dates to about 600-700. The ornate and colourful decoration on this brooch consists of cloisons (cells) inlaid with garnets and blue glass paste. The front is further enriched with filigree wires. The garnets themselves were possibly obtained by sea trade from India.

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