Gold belt buckle found in the Sutton Hoo excavations - site of two and early Anglo-Saxon cemeteries - England. Probably from the burial of King Raedwald. The large belt plate is both hinged and hollow.
The Staffordshire Hoard is the largest hoard of Anglo-Saxon gold and silver metalwork yet found. It was unearthed in a field near the village of Hammerwich, near Lichfield, in Staffordshire, England, on 5 July The hoard consists of over items.
In south-east Anglo-Saxon Britain there was a Frankish influence. Kent seems to have played a pivotal economical role at that time, no doubt linked to the marriage alliance between Aethelberht and the Frankish princess Bertha.