Reflections on a 9th-century metalwork tradtion 'Ahoard of Late Anglo-Saxon metalwork from Upper Poppleton, North Yorkshire

Thomas, Gabor (2006) Reflections on a 9th-century metalwork tradtion 'Ahoard of Late Anglo-Saxon metalwork from Upper Poppleton, North Yorkshire. Medieval Archaeology, 51 . 0-0. (Submitted) (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

A study devoted to a major new Late Anglo-Saxon silver hoard discovered by metal-detectorists in the environs of York. Examination of the range of objects represented leads to a reappraisal of the function of one of commonest categories of contemporary dress accessory, and adds an interesting, morphologically distinct, addition to the corpus of twenty or so silver disc-brooches to have survived from the Late Anglo-Saxon England. A structured analysis of stylistic vocabulary of the objects, drawing upon parallels embodied within the expanded corpus of metal-detector finds from northern England, provides grounds for the identification and detailed characterisation of a flamboyant Northumbrian expression of the Trewhiddle style. In addition to securing the provenance of the hoard and that of stylistically-related portable media to Northumbria, this newly-recognised artistic sub-genre is used to question previously-held assumptions on the homogeneity of art styles current in Late Anglo-Saxon England.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: C Auxiliary Sciences of History > CC Archaeology
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of European Culture and Languages
Depositing User: Maureen Nunn
Date Deposited: 19 Dec 2007 18:52
Last Modified: 21 May 2011 23:41
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/1337 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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