Thomas William Bateman
, 1852 - 1895
, British, 1821 - 1861
Material and Medium: Copper Alloy
Dimensions: Overall: 74 x 12 x 142mm
Place Object Found:
Accession Number: J93.629
This Anglo-Saxon cruciform brooch is large and intricately decorated. It was found in Driffield, East Yorkshire.
Jewellery and other items found in burials indicate what people wore. They used brooches to fasten clothing as well as for decoration. Fashion, identity and status were expressed through different styles of brooch and beads. Craftspeople often used gold and garnets for luxury items. They may have used organic materials such as wood and leather but these do not usually survive in the ground.
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