Danelaw gravestone auctioned for UK£4,300

An unnamed London company recently purchased a 9th century, Anglo Saxon gravestone, engraved with a Celtic cross, for UK£4,300 at an auction by Duke's Auctioneers of Dorchester, England. The stone was original discovered "during road construction in the early 20th Century at Little Eaton, Derbyshire."

"This grave marker actually comes from an area of the country known as the Danelaw because it was under the influence of the Danes, and their laws held sway," said a spokesman from the auction house.