The next design in our new Drawing on Heritage series of free downloadable colouring sheets is this detailed Saxon copper-alloy fitting. See how our talented Studio creatives developed the design:

 

This gilded fitting dates from the late 7th century and features three flat garnets. It was found during excavations at the Springhead Quarter in the Ebbsfleet Valley, Kent in 2003, and conservation work by our in-house experts restored the beautiful fitting to its full glory. You can see more finds from this interesting site in our dedicated Flickr gallery.

Download the free Drawing on Heritage colouring sheet below to create your own version of the beautiful design:

Drawing on Heritage: Saxon fitting, Springhead Drawing on Heritage: Saxon fitting, Springhead