Middle Anglo-Saxon ansate brooches

Suggested period: EARLY MEDIEVAL

Until a recent PhD (Weetch 2013), ansate brooches were thought to be Frankish imports. Weetch 2013 has now given us the ability to classify ansate brooches, and we are slowly adding Weetch types to the records. A student with good languages should be able to compare French and German sources to PAS examples to work out the relationship between Continental and English ansates. At first sight, they appear to differ both in date and in style. Are the links and differences related to trade, or politics, or both?

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Created by: Helen Geake
Created: 9 years ago
Updated by: Helen Geake
Updated: About one year ago

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