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The Kingston Brooch, 7th Century AD. Anglo-Saxon - gold, inlaid with blue glass, white shell and cut garnets. This is the largest and finest brooch of its kind to be found. © National Museums Liverpool

The Fuller Brooch is a piece of late 9th century Anglo-Saxon art of unknown provenance. Large saxon disc brooch from the British museum. 11cm diameter, deep engraving and bossed rivets.

Saxon disc brooch Garnet-inlaid disc brooch, found in Kent. Saxon, 7th century AD, made of gilded silver, with garnet on cross-hatched goldfoil and ?meerschaum. From the excavations at Springhead, Kent.