chatelaine; Saxon; England, Oxfordshire, Abingdon-on-Thames, findspot; 1980.96.1...
chatelaineAbout this object
Chatelaine of toilet implements. A bronze ring with twisted spring closing, with a set of small implements (two pointed prickers and one ear scoop) used to clean her nails and ears. Buried with a Saxon woman.Date Made
Found at Saxton Road, Abingdon-on-Thames. A major early Saxon (425-625AD) cemetery was excavated at Saxton Road, Abingdon-on-Thames in 1934. It contained 82 urns with cremated ashes, 122 buried bodies and many personal possessions that help us to understand Saxon daily life.Place Made
Found at Saxton Road, Abingdon-on-Thames. A major early Saxon (425-625AD) cemetery was excavated at Saxton Road, Abingdon-on-Thames in 1934. It contained 82 urns with cremated ashes, 122 buried bodies and many personal possessions that help us to understand Saxon daily life.
After the Roman army withdrew, North European Angles and Saxons migrated to Britain. They did not usually live in the abandoned Roman towns, but they settled here around Abindgon, as the defensive site had excellent farming potential and was on a major trade route.They called the town Seuekesham.Medium and Materials
bronzeStyle and Iconography
length 105mm / diameter 30mm
Abingdon County Hall Museum CollectionObject Type
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