Knife This small knife was found on the Thames foreshore between Putney Bridge and Wandsworth Bridge. It has decoration made of twisted silver and copper wires hammered into the blade, and a silver plate inset on each side with lettering. One side reads 'OSMHND' ('Osmund' - probably the name of the owner), the other side is illegible. The name Osmund suggests that the owner was of Anglo-Saxon descent. Production Date: Saxo-Norman; c. 1000
Disk Brooch, early 7th century, made in Faversham, England, gold sheet, garnets with patterned foil backings, blue glass. The region of Kent, in southeastern England, was an important center of Anglo-Saxon jewelry production of the type represented by this delicate, brightly colored piece. The interlace patterns created by gold filigree and the polished garnets reflect the high quality of goods worn by individuals in life and later buried with them.
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