Broken Anglo-Saxon glass beaker

Title

Broken Anglo-Saxon glass beaker

Subject

Archaeology

Description

M/1992/6.
Pieces of an Anglo-Saxon green glass beaker. Beakers like these are called "claw beakers" because of the claw shaped pieces of glass used to decorate them. This beaker is also decorated with glass thread wound round and round its body. It is one of several Anglo-Saxon objects found by workmen when they were building Edridge Road between February 1893 and September 1894. Some of the objects were given to the old Grangewood Museum in Croydon and are now being looked after by Croydon Museum Service. The rest were given to the British Museum. Between 1600 and 1300 years ago, Edridge Road was the site of an Anglo-Saxon cemetery. Noticed a mistake? Have some extra information about this object? Please contact us museum@croydon.gov.uk

Creator

Croydon Museum Service

Language

English

Date Created

2010-08-11

Files

Broken Anglo-Saxon glass beaker

Citation

Croydon Museum Service, “Broken Anglo-Saxon glass beaker,” Woruldhord, accessed October 23, 2017, http://poppy.nsms.ox.ac.uk/woruldhord/items/show/250.

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