Anglo-Saxon gravestone auctions for $6,500 at Duke's



2015-06-26 13:23:19

Anglo-Saxon gravestone auctions for $6,500 at Duke's

An Anglo-Saxon gravestone, discovered in a garage in Surrey, has auctioned

An Anglo-Saxon gravestone that was discovered in a garage in Surrey, UKhas sold as part of Duke's Auctioneers' August 1 auction.

Anglo Saxon grave marker Genuine Saxon grave markers are rare

The9th century gravestone, dating to the time of Alfred the Great, brought 4,300 ($6,521).

It originates from a part of Derbyshire then known as Danelaw, which was controlled by Danish Vikings and adhered to their laws.

The remarkable find was discovered concealed under cardboard and garden tools in a garage. The owner said he had bought it at auction soon after it was unearthed during road construction in the first half of the 20th century.

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