Drawings of Anglo-Saxons


Drawings of objects

Radiate Head Brooches

Drawing of radiate head brooch
These brooches have a distinctive semi-circular head plate, sometimes with knobs radiating out.
This style of brooch originated with the Franks. These were the people who used ot live in present day France. These brooches (AN1909.646a) are examples from the Somme in France.
Radiate Headed Brooches (AN1909.646a)

This type of brooch was probably originally made in Kent, but it was used across England especially in the sixth century.

See more examples of radiate headed brooches in the virtual gallery
(case 8)