Holderness Cross This high-status gold and garnet cross was found in Burton Pidsea on the Holderness Peninsula, East Yorkshire. It dates to the seventh century and is an early example of the Christian symbol of a cross being made in Anglo-Saxon England using a technique known from pagan jewellery of the period. The cloisonne cell work is filled with shaped garnets; only fifty-eight of the original ninety-five garnets survive.
From the Saxon Staffordshire Hoard. -- (Gold Cross reconstruction.) Learn about the artistry of Anglo- Saxon craftsmen, and see ancient weapons of war that were works of art through Staffordshire and Sutton Hoo treasures.