Saxon artifact puzzles experts

Microscopes, X-rays and CAT scans have, so far, been used to identify a recent discovery of a Saxon object from an archaeological dig at The Meads in Kent, with no results. The circular silver, bronze and wooden disk is believed to be a mount, but no one is sure. (photos)

"We don't currently recognise it, but it may be a decorative mount on something, but we don't know what it's mounted on. We'll analyse the wood on the back, to see what sort of wood it is and see whether it was attached to an item," said manager of CAT Andrew Richardson.