The Pentney Hoard
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Circular brooches appear throughout the Anglo-Saxon period. However, during the late Anglo-Saxon Period (9th to 11th centuries) some exceptionally fine circular silver brooches were produced.
Among the finest were those produced during the late 9th and early 10th centuries. These are produced in etched silver, with niello (a black silver sulphide) inlay and decorated in the Trewhiddle style.
The very finest of these brooches are the Strickland Brooch and the Fuller Brooch.