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Bracteate: M.62-1904

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Maker(s)

Unknown (Maker)

Description

Sheet gold, embossed with two interlaced lacertine monsters on a ground of chequers in Style II

Notes

History note: Found in 19th century excavations of a cemetery at he King's Field, Faversham, Kent

Legal notes

F. McClean Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 3.8 cm
Width: 3.8 cm

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1904) by McClean, Frank

Dating

7th Century
Circa 600 - Circa 700

School or Style

Anglo-Saxon

Components of the work

Decoration

Materials used in production

Gold

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.62-1904
Primary reference Number: 118989
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 25 February 2022 Last processed: Friday 25 February 2022

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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