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Silver pin with cross-shaped head
Silver pin found in the barrow on Wigber Low, Kniveton, 500-600CE.
The pin has a cross-shaped head. The arms are set with garnets around central cabochon edged with gold filigree and a beaded wire border.
The name 'Wigber Low' probably means Wicga's barrow, with Wicga being an Anglo-Saxon name, and low meaning small hill or burial mound. The barrow was first built between 3,000 to 4,000 years ago but several Anglo-Saxon graves from between 500 to 600 CE were later inserted into the mound.
From the collection of the nineteenth century archaeologist JF Lucas
- Credits: Lent by the Trustees of the British Museum
- Rights: Creative Commons CC BY-NC 4.0 Buxton Museum and Art Gallery (part of Derbyshire County Council)