chatelaine; Saxon; England, Oxfordshire, Abingdon-on-Thames, findspot; 1980.96.1...

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Abingdon County Hall Museum

Name/Title

chatelaine

About 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

425-625AD

Date Made

Saxon

Period

Saxon

Place Made

England, Oxfordshire, Abingdon-on-Thames, findspot

Place Notes

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

England, Oxfordshire, Abingdon-on-Thames, findspot

Place Notes

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.

Subject and Association Keywords

Abingdon-on-Thames

Subject and Association Keywords

chatelaine

Subject and Association Keywords

bronze

Subject and Association Keywords

Saxon

Subject and Association Keywords

toiletry

Subject and Association Description

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

bronze

Style and Iconography

Saxon

Technique

forged

Technique

handmade

Measurements

length 105mm / diameter 30mm

Collection

Abingdon County Hall Museum Collection

Object Type

chatelaine

Object number

1980.96.1185

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beads
bronze
chatelaine
Saxon
toiletry

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