"High status" Saxon brooch found in South Oxfordshire

Metal detectorists at a rally in South Oxfordshire have discovered a 6th century Saxon grave yielding a skull and a garnet brooch belonging to some of "high status."

The Weekend Wanderers Metal Detectors Club held its rally at the farm, previously unlisted as a Saxon site, finding the grave. Archaeologists have taken over examination of the find in order to protect and study the objects found in and near the grave.