The Pentney hoard

No doubt some of you have read about, or seen, the Pentney hoard. It was found in 1977 in Norfolk (the UK Norfolk, of course) in 1978. It was quite a find, at least from an aesthetic viewpoint, but it also is of interest to the archaeology scholars. Read more about it on the ‘Daily Timewaster’ blog, at the link in the first line. I think it’s hardl a waste of time to take a look at the article and the photos.

The hoard consists of seven intricately-crafted brooches, mostly of silver, and they’re said to be a good example of 9th century Anglo-Saxon style silver craftsmanship.

Early 9th century Anglo-Saxon silver brooches, found at Pentney, Norfolk, in 1977. On display at the British Museum, London.

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