Treasure of the British Museum: The Brandon Plaque

The Brandon Plaque  Anglo-Saxon, early 9th century AD  From Brandon, Suffolk, England  St John the Evangelist with the head of an eagle. The mix of man and symbol is clever and unusual, while the lettering is of high quality. It is a unique survival in metal of the kind of decoration found in the finest manuscripts of the period.  © Trustees of the British Museum

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