Friday, April 2, 2010


Picture Day Friday


You know how some things cause your heart to thrum in excitement? Here're what does it to me...

These images of Anglo-Saxon (CE 450—1066) artifacts are courtesy of the Museum of London.

Obverse and Reverse of a silver penny of King Alfred, c. 880

Obverse of a silver penny of King Alfred, c. 880 Reverse of a silver penny of King Alfred, c.880










Brooch with gold and square garnets, late 7th century (left). Gilded silver brooch, early 6th century (right).

Saxon brooch with gold and square garnets, late 7th century Gilded silver brooch, early 6th century




Triangular copper alloy mount for a stirrup, early 11th century

Triangular copper alloy mount for a stirrup: early 11th century


2 comments:

Anna Campbell said...

Keira, aren't they gorgeous? I still remember on my first visit to London how exciting it was to see the Sutton Hoo stuff at the British Museum. All that gold? Yum!

Keira Soleore said...

I'm adding British Museum to the list I'm starting of places to visit in London. This is a fresh list for the trip that has some chance of happening in August. My first! So exciting!

As you know, the actual list of things to see is as long as I'm tall (shhh, no rude comments about my height and lack thereof).

However, I have to consider family who'll be with me, and a stay of 6-7 days only, and suddenly a fresh list of few items is the only thing possible.