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Saturday, 8 September 2012

See some bling from Saxon times at county museum


A RARE example of Saxon jewellery has gone on display today, thanks to the work of some metal detectors.

The 1,500-year-old brooch was among items found in the grave of a high society Anglo-Saxon woman at a field in West Hanney in 2009.

It has now gone on display at Woodstock’s Oxfordshire Museum along with two pots and two small knives also found in the grave.

The Oxfordshire County Council museum said the find is “extremely rare” and offers a fascinating glimpse into life at that time.

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