Brooches from the Penrith Hoard, now in the British Museum. Early 10th Century AD. – Irish Viking type. One is inscribed with the Viking runic alphabet, or futhark, perhaps to bring good luck to the wearer [540×672]

Brooches from the Penrith Hoard, now in the British Museum. Early 10th Century AD. – Irish Viking type. One is … More

The Forsbrook Jewel. 7th century Anglo-Saxon pendant with cloisonné garnet and blue glass edge and loop, set with solidus of the 4th century Roman Emperor Valentinian II (375 – 392 AD). The garnet border is in the form of a double-headed serpent. [750×867]

The Forsbrook Jewel. 7th century Anglo-Saxon pendant with cloisonné garnet and blue glass edge and loop, set with solidus of … More