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A N C I E N T T R E A S U R E S A N C I E N T T R E A S U R E S An Anglo-Saxon women’s accessory, saucer brooches were worn in pairs at the shoulders, and fastened with hinged pins. The surface is etched with an elegant cross with double spirals at the ends of the arms. Delicately sculpted in relief, the vase pays homage to Anglo-Saxon craftsmanship. Gilt bronze saucer brooch, Early Anglo-Saxon, 5th century AD, Merton, England, British Museum 1923,0507.1, donated by G H Hadfield 33011 R Saucer Brooch Anglo-Saxon 33011R Floriate Vase, H12cm x Ø12.5cm x 4.5cm