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Sir John Evans's Collections of Artefacts


Anglo-Saxon Beads

Country of Origin: Britain

Description: String of 14 amethyst beads


Object Period: Anglo-Saxon

Provenance: Faversham, Kent

Museum Accession No.: AN1909.162

Aquisition History: Presented to the Ashmolean by Sir Arthur Evans in 1909.

Other Information: (No 3 on photograph) There are a number of artefacts from the early Anglo-Saxon cemetery at Faversham in Kent in the Evans Collection, including a jewelled disc brooch (AN1909.196), a bracteate (AN1909.194) and a jewelled pendant (AN1909.207) (These objects can be viewed on this website).