Sutton Hoo Tiw T-shirt

£15.00 - £18.00
  • Sutton Hoo Tiw T-shirt
  • Sutton Hoo Tiw T-shirt
  • Sutton Hoo Tiw T-shirt
  • Sutton Hoo Tiw T-shirt
  • Sutton Hoo Tiw T-shirt

Design based on an ornamentation found on a purse lid from the famous Anglo-Saxon ship burial at Sutton Hoo dated to the early 7th century AD. The image depicted is proposed to be Tiw or Tyr (Old Norse), Tiw was another deity of chief importance to the Anglo-Saxons as he was the god of war, swordplay and the sky.

The purse lid from Sutton Hoo is the richest of its kind yet found. The lid was made to cover a leather pouch containing gold coins. It hung by three hinged straps from the waist belt, and was fastened by a gold buckle. The lid had totally decayed but was probably made of whalebone—a precious material in early Anglo-Saxon England.