Tyne and Wear HER(1224): Jarrow, Anglo-Saxon socket - Details
Jarrow, Anglo-Saxon socket
Part of socket, or church furnishing, in medium to coarse-grained reddened sandstone, 14 cm high x 12 cm wide x 7.6 cm deep. Hollowed out, broken but unworn. The short end appears to have had a lightly grooved moulding with a deeply cut inner edge forming a small square panel. Inside there is a possible inscription, probably in Anglo-Saxon capitals. Its date is uncertain. It was first noticed in 1972.
<< HER 1224 >> J. Higgitt, 1979, The dedication inscription at Jarrow and its context, Antiquaries Journal, LIX, 362 and pl. 66B R.J. Cramp, 1984, Corpus of Anglo-Saxon Stone Sculpture, Vol. I, Part 1, p. 121, pl. 106 (576-7) (Jarrow 31)