This is a copper alloy, cruciform brooch with silver decoration dating from about 850 AD.
This cross-shaped brooch illustrates the importance of Canterbury as an historic and continuing symbol and centre of world Christian religion and the seat of the head of the English Anglican Communion.
The brooch was discovered in 1867 during excavations in St George’s Street, Canterbury. The cross brooch dates from about AD 850. The cross is famous around the world as a symbol of the Anglican Church.
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