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Treasures of the British Museum: Sutton Hoo

Gold coins and ingots from the ship-burial at Sutton Hoo  Frankish, early 7th century AD From Sutton Hoo, Suffolk, England  From the collection of grave goods from the Anglo-Saxon ship-burial at Sutton Hoo in Suffolk. This is the burial of an important warrior, perhaps King Raedwald, who died around AD 625.

Buckle from the sword belt from the ship-burial at Sutton Hoo Anglo-Saxon, 7th century AD From Mound 1, Sutton Hoo, Suffolk, England   A gold and garnet cloisonné buckle which was found crushed beneath the sword, fastened the belt from which the sword hung.  © Trustees of the British Museum

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