Sapphire ring 'belonged to Anglo-Saxon or Viking royalty'
A unique gold and sapphire finger ring, found by a metal detectorist and just purchased by the Yorkshire Museum, almost certainly belonged to Anglo-Saxon or Viking royalty, very senior clergy or a leading member of the Anglo-Saxon aristocracy, say historians.
Manticore from a medieval manuscript
Manticore from a Latin Manuscript from about 1225 to 1250 Oxford; University of Oxford; Bodleian Library; MS Bodley 764 fol-025r
Anglo-Saxon Gold Ring of Aedelfled, 10th Century
Anglo-Saxon Gold Ring of Aedelfled, 10th CenturyWith owner’s inscription in Insular script ’+ÆDELFLED+MIE+Ah’ (for Æðelflæd me ah ‘Æ. owns me’).
INDIGESTIONE DA RANE – Folia Magazine
Your virtual eye on illuminated manuscripts, rare books, and the stories behind them. By Franco Cosimo Panini Editore.
Leaves Excised from a Psalter (seven)
Traditional locations within the texts of manuscript psalters were marked by decorated initials or full-page miniatures. These miniatures designated the major divisions of the psalms as used in the
Crondall coin no. 59, Anglo-Saxon
Crondall coin no. 59 by Anglo-Saxon. Museum quality art prints with a selection of frame and size options, canvases, and postcards. The Ashmolean Museum
7th Century Saxon Gold Disc Pendant
These gold pendants came up in my Pinterest feed without much in the way of information, but a little digging within the pages of the British Museum website turned up a bit of info. They were found in King's Field, Faversham, Kent (UK). This is a site where the presence of royalty has been documented over many centuries -- Ethelbert had a residence there during his reign (560-616). The pendants are from around 600-650 AD, made of gold, glass and garnet. The garnet in the piece on the right…
Rare 1,200-year-old Anglo-Saxon penny found by a car salesman
The Anglo-Saxon coin which bears the name of an early Archbishop of Canterbury and is only the second of its kind known to be in existence was found in a field in Sheldwich in Kent.