Following the excellent lecture on the Viking Age by Tim Pestell in May, in lieu of any payment ALHS have donated to the Norfolk Museums Development Foundation’s ‘Adopt an Object’ project.

The gold bracelet we have adopted was originally decorated with two red garnets in tapered oval settings, one garnet has amazingly remained in place since the 13th century! The inscription translates as “I am here in place of the lady”, so the brooch was probably worn as a love token by a wealthy man. It was found by a metal detectorist in Alby with Thwaite in 2006.

If you would like to adopt one of an eclectic range of medieval objects – from a precious gold ring to a knight’s sword – each with their own fascinating story, please follow the link above.