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Saxon Bronze Jewellery

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Saxon Bronze Jewellery

Hand crafted Saxon Bronze Jewellery. Crosses, Necklace Pendants and Earrings. Hair Pins / Slides, Buckles and Belt Keeps, all inspired by the 'Staffordshire Hoard'.

On the 5th July, 2009, whilst metal-detecting on farmland in southern Staffordshire, Terry Herbert began to unearth the largest hoard of Anglo-Saxon treasure ever found. Comprising over 1500 items in gold, silver and other alloys and valued at £3.3 million, the collection is thought to date back to the late 7th and early 8th centuries.

Saxon Bronze Cross with Red Crystal

Saxon Bronze Cross with Red Crystal

Ref: BZX07


Price: 36.00

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Hand finished Bronze Saxon Crosses with embossed design and set with a ruby red crystal on gold-plated brass chain. Design inspired by a large gold and garnet cross found amongst the Staffordshire Hoard.

Size: Width: 28mm Height: 40mm
Finish: Bronze

Chain length: 18 inch (45cm)
Chain Finish: Gold Plated Brass

Saxon Bronze Enamelled Earrings

Saxon Bronze Enamelled Earrings

Ref: BZE71


Price: 38.00

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Hand finished Bronze Saxon Pyramid drop earrings with cold enamel on Gold-plated sterling silver hooks. Design inspired by a gold sword fitting inlaid with garnet found amongst the Staffordshire Hoard.

Finish: Bronze
Size: Width: 14mm Length (incl. hook): 46mm


Related products:

1. Saxon Bronze Enamelled Pendant (Ref: BZP71)

Saxon Bronze Spiral Pendant

Saxon Bronze Spiral Pendant

Ref: BZP70


Price: 30.00

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Hand finished Bronze Saxon pendants with embossed spiral design on black leather thong. Design inspired by a gold sword fitting found amongst the Staffordshire Hoard.

Size: Width:31mm Height: 35mm
Finish: Bronze

Thong length (max.): 30 inch (76cm)
Thong Finish: Black Leather

Saxon Bronze Enamelled Pendant

Saxon Bronze Enamelled Pendant

Ref: BZP71


Price: 36.00

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Hand finished Bronze Saxon Pyramid pendants with cold enamel on gold-plated chain. Design inspired by a gold sword fitting inlaid with garnet found amongst the Staffordshire Hoard.

Size: Width: 18mm Height: 41mm
Finish: Bronze

Chain length: 18 inch (45cm)
Finish: Gold Plated Brass


Related products:

1. Saxon Bronze Enamelled Earrings (Ref: BZE71)

Saxon Bronze Hair Slide / Pin

Saxon Bronze Hair Slide / Pin

Ref: BZPH01


Price: 48.00

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Hand finished Bronze Saxon hair slides with embossed zoomorphic design and Rosewood pin. Design inspired by a gold sword hilt found amongst the Staffordshire Hoard.

The rosewood pin on the back holds the hair tightly to prevent the hairslide from slipping out. Hairslides with a wooden pin require a thicker mass of hair to be effective but once pushed in remain very secure.

Finish: Bronze & Rosewood
Size: Width: 80mm Height: 28mm Length of pin: 117mm

Saxon Bronze Buckle & Belt Keep

Saxon Bronze Buckle & Belt Keep

Ref: BZBU01-K01


Price: 68.00

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Hand finished Heavy bronze Saxon buckle and Belt Keep.

The Buckle is embossed with a design inspired by a gold sword fitting found amongst the Staffordshire Hoard with a Stainless steel bar for the belt to clip onto and a strong prong to push through the holes.

The Belt Keep is embossed with a spiral design also inspired by designs found amongst the Staffordshire Hoard.

Finish: Bronze
Buckle Size: Width: 76mm Height: 47mm For belt width: 40mm (1.5 inch)
Belt Keep Size: Width: 7mm Height: 43mm For belt width: 40mm (1.5 inch)

The Anglo-Saxon History in Celtic Briton

Anglo-Saxon England began in the 5th and 6th Century AD after the withdrawal of the Last Roman Legion from Celtic Briton in 410AD.

This event opened the door to the hoards of Germanic Tribes, Saxons, Angles and Jutes from the German / Northern Europe regions of Angeln and Saxony who, having landed along much of the entire Eastern Seaboard of England, heralded the decline of Celtic Britons dominance of these British Isles as the now 'Anglo-Saxons' pushed ever aggressively westward across the entire length of the Country. This advance was only halted for a short period in history, sometime between the late 490's AD into the early 500's AD, by the uniting of Celtic Chieftains / Clans under the leadership of a ' leader of Battles' A Celtic Warlord (Dux Bellorum / 'Duke' or 'Lord' of Battles) which History has come to identify as the Legendary 'King Arthur' of the Britons.

At this time, the Jutes and the Frisians from Denmark were also settling in the British Isles, but the Anglo-Saxon settlers were effectively their own masters in a new land and they did little to keep the legacy of the Romans alive. They replaced the Roman stone buildings with their own wooden ones, and spoke their own language, which gave rise to the English spoken today.

The Anglo-Saxons also brought their own religious beliefs, but the arrival of Saint Augustine in 597 converted most of the country to Christianity.

The Anglo-Saxon period lasted for nearly 600 years, from the late 5th - early 6th Century AD to 1066, and in that time Britain's political landscape underwent many changes.

The early settlers kept to small tribal groups, forming kingdoms and sub-kingdoms. By the ninth century, the country was divided into four kingdoms - Northumbria, Mercia, East Anglia and Wessex.

Wessex was the only one of these kingdoms to survive the Viking invasions. King Alfred the Great was one of it's most successfull rulers defeating, and re-taking English regions back from Vikings during his rule. He was also the first King to lay the foundations of his vision to unite the four English Kingdoms under one 'King of England'.

Alfred's grandson, Athelstan, finally became the first true King of England. He led an English victory over the Vikings at the Battle of Brunaburh in 937, and his kingdom for the first time included the Danelaw, (Regions of England ruled under Viking laws). In 954, Eirik Bloodaxe, the last Viking king of York, was killed and his kingdom was taken over by English Earls.

Most of the information we have about the Anglo-Saxons comes from the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle, a year-by-year account of all the major events of the time. Among other things it describes the rise and fall of the bishops and kings and the important battles of the period. It begins with the story of Hengist and Horsa in AD 449.

Though the Anglo-Saxons never fully eliminated all elements of Celtic life, customs and language in Briton, the Descendants / Traditions of which still exist today in the South West of England and in Wales, Ireland and Scotland, they were the dominant culture and force in England for the best part of 600 years from the late 5th - early 6th Century AD until 'Battle of Hastings' in 1066 AD

Anglo-Saxon rule came to an end in 1066, soon after the death of Edward the Confessor, who had no heir. He had supposedly willed the kingdom to William of Normandy, but also seemed to favour Harold Godwinson as his successor.

Harold was crowned king immediately after Edward died, but he failed in his attempt to defend his crown, when William and an invading army crossed the Channel from Normandy to claim it for himself. Harold was defeated by the Normans at the Battle of Hastings in October 1066, and thus a new era was ushered in.

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