Sceptre at Sutton Hoo


This odd looking sceptre can be found at the ancient Anglo Saxon burial site Sutton Hoo.

It’s a replica which has been crafted using the same materials and methods with which the original would have been made. Experts theorise that this sceptre would have belonged to a king, or at least a powerful lord, and blended both Anglo-Saxon and Roman identities.

Sutton Hoo is one of the most important archaeological sites in the country. Plan a visit and see all they have to offer by going to their website.



Photo: National Trust