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DELICATE WORK: Archaeologist Eddie Nash, above, and colleagues dig at the site near Loftus, right; GOLDEN DISCOVERY: Steve Sherlock displays a 7th Century gold bracteate brooch, left; and archaeologists work at the site of the important find, bottom left Pictures by ANDREW GRAY
A golden bracteate was found on top of a collapsed clay wall (Figure 9).
In passing, he makes the interesting suggestion that the absence of any identifiable series in Swedish finds is not evidence of a less full, and therefore derivative, regional bracteate history, but rather because what has been found is less representative of what was originally there.
A new type then came into use on Gotland, and bracteate production lasted into the early seventh century, with bracteates decorated in Salin's Style II, in England.
Because prophylls characteristically develop only in leaf axils, a palea that was homologous with a prophyll would be absent in a truly terminal flower, and we suggest that the "lemma and flower" structures of Anomochloa represent terminal bracteate flowers rather than subterminal ones.
4), and a gold bracteate pendant found at St Giles Field in Oxford and in 1677 in the possession of Sir John Holeman in Northampton (no.
7); neither this, nor any of the other small objects accompanied the bracteate into the Ashmolean Museum - or, if they did, are not there today (Arthur MacGregor pets.
Amulet pendants and a darkened sun: on the function of the gold bracteates and a possible motivation for the large gold hoards.
This species leaves tend to be less spiney in deeper shade and also on the older leaves and is often sympatric with Acanthus bracteates.
27) Circular gold bracteates exist in some quantity from the early Anglo-Saxon period, but these are uninscribed.
The key building (IA) contains many of the precious objects that have made Helgo famous: sherds of coloured glass from bowls and beakers, gold foils with images of a man and a woman, silver and bronze bowls, a bronze Buddha from sixth-century north-west India, an enamelled bronze crozier crook from eighth/ninth-century Ireland, a Coptic ladle, gold bracteates and coins including 11 of Islamic origin (pp.
In contrast, both the gold bracteates, the two fragments of which are discussed by Morten Axboe, and the figural gold foils are characteristic Scandinavian artefacts.
A short period of 100-150 years was a 'Golden Age' from which a large number of deposits contain gold in the form of decorative fibulae, bracteates, sword-buttons, guldgubber (stamped figures on thin sheets of gold-plated metal), arm- and neck-rings, and gold fragments.
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