The design is believed to have been created using gold and mercury imported from Spain.
While the craftsmanship and cost suggest that the artifact was as important as personal jewelry and decorations added to sacred texts, experts do not know what purpose this artifact was used for.
Many other designs of similar design have been found in the past, but the organic materials that may have provided clues to their use are long gone.
Dr. Jake suggested that the objects may have been placed on top of a staff whose wood had decayed.
Artefacts are constantly being unearthed from Norfolk's soil, and in 2022 official figures confirmed that the county was first in the UK for treasure discoveries, with 98 finds deemed legal treasure by the coroner's office.