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Kentish Style Brooch

They are made from gold with garnet and other stone decoration.


The Kentish style brooch is in a typical style to Kent. This demonstrates trade that was going on at the time

Maidstone Museum

Maidstone Museum,
Saint Faith's Street,
United Kingdom


The Glass Ball is a mystery object, its actual use is unknown, but it encourages imaginative ideas of its use from visitors. It is usually found in the graves of high status Anglo Saxon women along with metal perforated spoons. It may have had some form of ritual purpose.

Curriculum Links

  • KS1: Local History
  • KS2: Local History, Anglo Saxons, Vikings, Artists, Architects and Designers in History
  • KS3: Local History Study, Britain Before 1066, History of Art, Craft, Design and Architecture, Developments in Design and Technology, Materials and Components



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