Anglo-Saxon Jewellery for sale
The Anglo-Saxons’ love of display ensured that their jewellery was often colourful, thoughtfully designed and carefully made. Glass and amber beads hung in swags on the front of ladies’ dresses are one long-lived fashion; often the centrepiece was a particularly large barrel-shaped bead, or a gold pendant with a garnet in a cabochon setting. Pendants of various shapes – often miniature weapons – were worn by important females; males sometimes wore boar-tusks set in copper-alloy sleeves, perhaps as hunting trophies. Bangles, neck-rings and bracelets are also associated with female costume. Please choose from the links below to review our constantly changing selection of Anglo-Saxon antiquities including weapons, jewellery and other personal artefacts.
Customers and site-visitors may have noticed that the Anglo-Saxon site pages have been revised. As part of our ongoing programme of improving the quality and reliability of our site, all of the ‘Saxon’ pages have been amended in the light of further detailed research. We aim to roll this out across the rest of the site in due course. Please check back for updates.
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