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Viking necklace on show in Saffron Walden Museum
By Oliver Rogers
BBC Essex

Viking necklace
The Viking necklace is made up of intricate metal engraving along with glass beadles

A Viking necklace at Saffron Walden Museum, dating from around the ninth century, is one of 'A History of the World' objects in Essex.

The stunning necklace was excavated in the town during 1876.

It features Christian emblems along side Norse imagery with intricate metal work engraving.

Carolynn Wingfield, the curator at Saffron Walden Museum told BBC Essex: "It is a status piece of jewellery and looks magnificent."

The discovery of the necklace and subsequent documentation was an early form of archaeology.

"This was found in 1876 in the grounds of Hill House on Saffron Walden high street," she said.

The museum in the town dates back to 1835 and is celebrating 175 years since being founded.

Saffron Walden Museum is open everyday from 9am to 5pm.

To see more 'A History of the World' objects click on the link below.


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