Tyne and Wear HER(1497): Benwell, Anglo-Saxon brooch - Details
Benwell, Anglo-Saxon brooch
Dress and Personal Accessories
A bronze cruciform brooch was found in May 1935 during drainage works a few yards west of the temple of Antenociticus, and east of Benwell fort. Length 136 metres, width of headplate 45 metres, width of foot 27 metres. The bow is of convex type, separated by individually treated rectangular panels from the elongated horse-head of the foot.
<< HER 1497 >> P. Brewis, 1936, A cruciform brooch from Benwell, Newcastle upon Tyne, Archaeologia Aeliana, 4, XIII, 117-121 R. Cramp & R. Miket, 1982, Catalogue of the Anglo-Saxon and Viking Antiquities, no. 6