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An Anglo-Saxon figure-decorated plaque from Ayton (Scottish Borders), its parallels and implications

2007

Abstract

An Anglo-Saxon plaque decorated with a human figure was found by a metal detectorist in the vicinity of the village of Ayton in 2003 (NGR: NT 92 61),1 and is now in the National Museums of Scotland, Edinburgh (NMS, X.IG 22). The complete human form is rare within early Anglo-Saxon art and as such the Ayton plaque is a very significant find, not least since it was found in the Scottish Borders, a significant distance from its closest parallels. It is also an important addition to the corpus of material culture found within the 7th-century kingdom of Northumbria.

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