The Boss Hall Brooch (Ipswich)
1600 years ago Boss Hall at Sproughton in Ipswich was yet to exist but for one special Anglo-Saxon lady it was where she called home and it was where she was laid to rest in one of the richest graves ever to be discovered in our town.
As her family gathered to say their last goodbyes, they would have been bursting with pride at how she would enter the afterlife. They had placed on her chest a special pouch containing the most beautiful brooch made of gold and set with hundreds of precious garnets. She also had a necklace of gold discs, one of which was made from a solid gold coin.
The Boss Hall brooch as is one of the star objects of the Ipswich Story display.