The First Prey by the Saxons

The first prey by the Saxons from Ireland or in Ireland. — Annals of Ulster, U434.1. The Angles came to England. — Annals of Ulster, U464.2. The second prey of the Saxons from Ireland (as some state) was carried off this year, as Maucteus (Mochta) says. Thus I have found in the Book of Cuanu.  — Annals […]

Staffordshire Moorlands Pan

A copper-alloy pan (trulla), with polychrome enamel inlay, lacking its handle and base. The circular bowl, though a little distorted in places, is complete, with a simple beaded rim and raised foot-ring. A narrow zone of differential corrosion and solder splash in an arc immediately beneath the rim discloses the former position of the handle […]

Snettisham Hoard

The Snettisham Hoard is a series of discoveries of Iron Age precious metal, found in the Snettisham area of the English county of Norfolk between 1948 and 1973. The hoard consists of metal, jet and over 150 gold torc fragments, more than 70 of which form complete torcs, dating from 70 BC. Though the origins are unknown it is of a high enough quality to have been royal treasure of the Iceni. In […]