Anglo Saxon

Anglian Cross

700AD - 850AD

This cross was found in the Coppergate excavations.

It's made of a copper alloy rather than a high-value metal.   It is an early object for Coppergate which is a mainly Viking site.  The cross is also an unusual style for Britain and may be from the continent.

It was most likely used as a brooch.



  • Yorkshire Museum
    The brooch is on display in the Yorkshire Museum - ref. 1980.7.7808

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