Anglo Saxon Gold & Garnet Scabbard Button

Anglo Saxon Gold & Garnet Scabbard Button

Code: 10206


This is a very rare Saxon gold jeweled scabbard button, dating to the 6th - 7th century A.D. It is an impressive piece of early Saxon jewelry, set with a large flat-topped garnet gemstone. The garnet is held in a rubbed over the bezel, decorated with beaded wirework. Similar flat-topped garnet can be found on the Anglo-Saxon gold pectoral cross, found in the Staffordshire Hoard.

OBJECT: Scabbard Button

CULTURE: Saxon Germanic Migration.

DATE: c. 6th - 7th century A.D.

MATERIAL: Gold & Garnet

SIZE: 18.13mm x 13.66mm x 8.41mm

WEIGHT: 4.82 grams

PROVENANCE: Ex. European Private Collection (this is not a British find!)