Other Anglo-Saxon Artefacts for sale

There are many other types of artifacts found on Saxon sites today. These artefacts range from buckles and pendants to pottery. Here we are proud to offer the miscellaneous types of Saxon Artefacts that cannot be categorised into our other pages.

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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Avar 'Human Mask' Belt Mount Set 027149

Rare Avar 'Human Mask' Belt Mount Set
Tinned bronze, 32 grams, 25-26 mm. 6th-7th century AD. A group of cast bronze tinned pentagonal belt mounts, hollow to the rear, with incised scroll detail suggesting a human mask; to the reverse of each, three attachment pegs. Extremely fine condition, tinning almost fully present. Provenance: ex UK art market acquired prior to 1985.
£240.00

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Avar 'Human Mask' Belt Mount Set 027149
Saxon 'Avar Faces' Belt Plaque Group 027098

Saxon 'Avar Faces' Belt Plaque Group
Silver, 20.93 grams, 25-27 mm. Circa 6th-7th century AD. A group of four silver belt mounts each formed as a scrolled D-shaped panel with eye and leaf motifs to render a stylised face; three attachment lugs to the rear. Very fine condition. Provenance: ex UK art market, acquired prior to 1985.

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Saxon 'Avar Faces' Belt Plaque Group 027098
Anglo-Saxon 'Chip-Carved Guilloche' Horse Harness Strap Junction or Pendant Hanger 024717

Anglo-Saxon 'Chip-Carved Guilloche' Horse Harness Strap Junction or Pendant Hanger
Gilt copper-alloy, 4.56 grams, 26.66 mm. Circa 6th-7th century AD. A copper-alloy rectangular mount with two attachment lugs to the rear, hinged junction to the top. The face is decorated with a gilded chip-carved panel of guilloche design. Reference: MacGregor, A. & Bolick, E. A Summary Catalogue of the Anglo-Saxon Collections (Non-Ferrous Metals), item 36.6. Very fine condition. Provenance: found Bishops Stortford, Essex, UK.

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Anglo-Saxon 'Chip-Carved Guilloche' Horse Harness Strap Junction or Pendant Hanger 024717
Avar 'Griffin' Belt Mount 024798

Avar 'Griffin' Belt Mount
Copper-alloy, 7.29 grams, 35.41 mm. Circa 7th-8th century AD. A cast copper-alloy belt mount of rectangular form, pierced at each corner. The design includes an advancing griffin in openwork. Reference: cf. griffin belt mounts in Menghin, W. The Merovingian Period - Europe Without Borders, Berlin, 2007 item II.4.2.3. Fine condition. Provenance: from an important London collection, acquired 1991 inventory no.91.420.4 / cat.2063.
£350.00

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Avar 'Griffin' Belt Mount 024798
Avar 'Griffin' Belt Mount 024799

Avar 'Griffin' Belt Mount
Copper-alloy, 7.83 grams, 34.78 mm. Circa 7th-8th century AD. A cast copper-alloy belt mount of rectangular form, pierced at each corner. The design includes an advancing griffin in openwork. Reference: cf. griffin belt mounts in Menghin, W. The Merovingian Period - Europe Without Borders, Berlin, 2007 item II.4.2.3. Very fine condition. Provenance: from an important London collection, acquired 1991 inventory no.91.420.4 / cat.2063.
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Avar 'Griffin' Belt Mount 024799
Anglo-Saxon 'Opposed Scrolls' Pin Mount 020414

Anglo-Saxon 'Opposed Scrolls' Pin Mount
Copper-alloy, gilded, 1.99 grams, 31.80 mm. 8th-9th century AD. A cast lozengiform plate with a circular piercing at each end. The reserved design comprises four symmetrically placed scrolls with comma terminals. The plate probably formed a decorative linkage for a set of ornamental pins used to secure a high-status female's headrail. Reference: cf. linked three-pin set from River Witham, Lincolnshire in Webster, L. & Backhouse, J. The Making of England. Anglo-Saxon Art and Culture AD 600-900, London, 1991, p.227. Good very fine condition, one arm slightly bent, the majority of the gilding remaining. Provenance: found in East Anglia, England.
£225.00

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Anglo-Saxon 'Opposed Scrolls' Pin Mount 020414
Anglo-Saxon 'Knotwork' Pendant 020518

Anglo-Saxon 'Knotwork' Pendant
Gilt copper-alloy, 8.03 grams, 33.48 mm. 6th century AD. A cast disc pendant or mount comprising a central cabochon setting for a garnet (lost in antiquity) surrounded by a ring of Style II three-band knotwork. The original gilding remains in the recesses of the design. It is similar to a jewelled pendant from Faversham, Kent, now in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford. Reference: MacGregor, A. and Bolick, E. A Summary Catalogue of the Anglo-Saxon Collections (Non-Ferrous Metals), Oxford, 1993 item 24.8 and cf. item 47.4. Very fine condition, one edge lost. found Manningtree, Essex, UK.
£185.00

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Anglo-Saxon 'Knotwork' Pendant 020518
Saxon 'Beast Head' Mount Terminal 021455

Saxon 'Beast Head' Mount Terminal
Silver-gilt, 6.73 grams, 26.80 mm. 7th-8th century AD. A cast mount terminal in the form of a beast's head with piriform ears, concave-sided muzzle with eyes pierced into flanking lobes. The nose is pierced to accept a fixing rivet. The bar to which the terminal was attached is D-shaped in section, the reverse is flat and undecorated. Reference: the piece is similar to the beast-head terminal on the strap end from Coddenham, Suffolk, in West, S. A Corpus of Anglo-Saxon Finds From Suffolk, East Anglian Archaeology 84, Ipswich, 1998 p.230 item 5. Very fine condition. Provenance: from an old Continental collection.

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Anglo-Saxon 'Bifacial' Openwork Chatelaine Fitting 020250

Anglo-Saxon 'Bifacial' Openwork Chatelaine Fitting
Copper-alloy, 23.18 grams, 105.98 mm. 5th-7th century AD. A convex-sided cast openwork bar decorated with series of small (1.5mm) ring-and-dot decorations on both surfaces. The central motif is an openwork cross, the voids formed as ring-and-dot motifs. At each end is a pair of circular voids (one fragmentary) with ring-and-dot borders. The bifacial decoration suggests that the object was intended to be viewed from both sides and the convex profile recalls the link-plates on linked-pin sets; an element from a chatelaine, a decorative chain worn at the belt from which tools and keys were suspended. Reference: cf. openwork buckle plates from Fairford (Gloucestershire) with circular openings and punched decoration (item 34.39) in MacGregor, A. & Bolick, E. A Summary Catalogue of the Anglo-Saxon Collections (Non-Ferrous Metals), Oxford, 1993, p.202. Very fine condition. Provenance: found Lincolnshire, England.
£175.00

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Anglo-Saxon 'Bifacial' Openwork Chatelaine Fitting 020250
Anglo-Saxon 'Cathedral Type' Lozenge Design Elliptical Plate 020382

Very Rare Anglo-Saxon 'Winchester Cathedral Type' Lozenge Design Elliptical Plate
Silver, 3.62 grams, 47.46 mm. Circa 10th century AD. A flat silver plate of elliptical shape bearing a design of intersecting lozenges and arcs, similar to those used on the 10th century floor tiles of Winchester cathedral. The plate has piercings to accept rivets on the ends and at the widest points; one was damaged in antiquity and was substituted by two smaller flanking holes. Reference: Backhouse, J. Turner, D.H. & Webster, L. The Golden Age of Anglo-Saxon Art 966-1066, London, 1984, p.136. Very fine condition, some light creasing. Provenance: from an old European collection.
£520.00

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Anglo-Saxon 'Cathedral Type' Lozenge Design Elliptical Plate 020382
Anglo-Saxon 'Three-Band' Tremello Belt Plate 019715

Anglo-Saxon 'Three-Band' Tremello Belt Plate
Copper-alloy, 10.46 grams, 39.98 mm. 5th-6th century AD. A cast rectangular belt mount or plate decorated with a three-band border enclosing a central lo zenge with three-band detailing flanked by panels with incised tremello-style texturing. The three-band features are reminiscent of Style I decoration found on Anglo-Saxon and Scandinavian metalwotk of the 5th-6th century. Reference: cf. the rectangular plate from Eriswell in West. S. A Corpus of Anglo-Saxon Finds From Suffolk, East Anglian Archaeology 84, Ipswich, 1998 p.144. Very fine condition. Provenance: from an old English collection.
£185.00

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Anglo-Saxon 'Three-Band' Tremello Belt Plate 019715
Anglo-Saxon 'Knotwork' Pin Link 019345

Very Rare Anglo-Saxon 'Knotwork' Pin Link
Gilt copper-alloy, 1.25 grams, 32.02 mm. 7th-9th century AD. A rare example of the linking plate which connected a set of two or three linked pins. The piece comprises a lozengiform flat plate with cast ornamentation in the form of Insular Style geometric knotwork within a beaded border; the knotwork is rhythmically laid out but not symmetrical. The ends develop into circular-section wire which is formed into a hoop (one lost in antiquity). Reference: cf. the set of pins from the River Witham at Fiskerton with lozengiform connecting plates in Webster, L. & Backhouse, J. The Making of England. Anglo-Saxon Art and Culture AD 600-900, London, 1991, p.227. Very fine condition. Provenance: from an old English collection.
£850.00

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Anglo-Saxon 'Knotwork' Pin Link 019345
Anglo-Saxon 'Enamelled' Amuletic Sword Fitting 019863

Excessively Rare Anglo-Saxon 'Enamelled' Amuletic Sword Fitting
Enamel over copper-alloy core, 11.55 grams, 18.64 mm diameter. 6th-7th century AD. A fitting in the form of a barrel-shaped tag, the outer surface covered with coral-red enamel. The top of the piece is decorated with a copper-alloy disc with a pelleted border, its surface divided into quadrants of red and yellow enamel. On the reverse, a copper-alloy loop reveals how the item was attached. Beads of similar design were worn attached to the scabbards of 5th-6th century swords in Germanic Europe, where they had an amuletic significance. Reference: cf. Menghin, W. Das Schwert im Frühen Mittelalter, Stuttgart, 1983, p.142ff. Very fine condition. Provenance: from an old English collection, found Huddersfield, Yorkshire.
£650.00

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Anglo-Saxon 'Enamelled' Amuletic Sword Fitting 019863
Anglo-Saxon 'Bird of Prey' Openwork Mount 019122

Anglo-Saxon 'Bird of Prey' Openwork Mount
Copper-alloy and gilt, 8.44 grams, 26.24 mm. 10th-11th century AD. An openwork cast D-shaped mount with thick (about 4mm) border in late Anglo-Saxon taste. The central design is a bird with large, three-toed feet and its neck bowed round so that the bird's beak meets the base and the wings are folded along its flanks. The plate is formed with two piercings to accept attachment rivets, both still in situ. The upper edge is a simple hinge with the three elements still present. The rivets' shanks are about 3.5mm long and the cleats are still in place. The small distance between the plate and the cleats and the small size of the plate in relation to the hinge suggest that the mount was probably attached to a leather purse or pouch. Reference: cf. the 11th century openwork mount from St. Albans and the openwork strap ends from Winchester in Webster, L & Backhouse, J. The Making of England. Anglo-Saxon Art and Culture AD 600- 900, London, 1991, p.96 and 111. Very fine condition. Provenance: from an old English collection.
£275.00

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Anglo-Saxon 'Bird of Prey' Openwork Mount 019122
Anglo-Saxon 'Domed' Metalworking Stake 018204

Excessively Rare Anglo-Saxon 'Domed' Metalworking Stake
Copper-alloy, 32.19 grams, 49.44 mm. 5th-8th century AD. A metalworking stake used to shape metal plates. The lower end is split and slightly splayed. The head is domed with three regular triangular insets; below the head the square-section shaft is clubbed due to constant use and the dome itself is slightly flattened. On one face there are impressions from metalworking punches, one of which is in the tall 'S' shape sometimes found on cruciform and square-headed brooches. Reference: metalworking techniques are discussed in Leahy, K. Anglo-Saxon Crafts, Stroud, 2003. Good very fine condition. Provenance: from an old English collection formed before 1950.
£350.00

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Anglo-Saxon 'Domed' Metalworking Stake 018204
Anglo-Saxon 'Trewhiddle Style' Strap Tag 017041

Anglo-Saxon ‘Trewhiddle Style’ Strap Tag
Silver, 3.97 grams, 36.98 mm. 8th-9th century AD. A triangular strap tag with decorated surface. The main decorative field comprises a Trewhiddle Style beast with a contorted s-shaped body within a billeted border which extends around the plain upper field within which there are three circular perforations to accept attachment rivets. The apex of the triangle is bifurcated to form two hooks, the ends of which were lost in antiquity. Tags of this kind were attached to the ends of winingas or coiled lower-leg coverings where the hooks were used to secure the tight wrapping of the fabric; tags with two hooks are unusual. Reference: cf. West. S. A Corpus of Anglo-Saxon Finds From Suffolk, East Anglian Archaeology 84, Ipswich, 1998 p.137 no.27. Published: Hammond, Brett. British Artefacts, volume 2 - Middle Saxon & Viking, Witham, 2010. Very fine condition. Provenance: found Essex before 1997, and Disclaimed 2008.
£425.00

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Anglo-Saxon 'Trewhiddle Style' Strap Tag 017041


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