Staffordshire Hoard

Staffordshire Hoard,

archaelogical find discovered (2009) near Lichfield, Staffordshire, England, consisting of more than 1,500 gold and silver items dating from Anglo-Saxon times. Several times richer than the treasure found at Sutton HooSutton Hoo
, archaeological site near Woodbridge, SE Suffolk, E England, containing 11 barrows. Excavations here in 1938–39 revealed remains of a Saxon ship (c.660), which with its gold and silver treasures is now in the British Museum.
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, the hoard contains mainly martial items of high quality metalwork that largely date from the 7th cent., when the area was in the kingdom of MerciaMercia
, one of the kingdoms of Anglo-Saxon England, consisting generally of the region of the Midlands. It was settled by Angles c.500, probably first along the Trent valley.
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. Items from the hoard are in the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery; The Potteries Museum and Art Gallery, Stoke-on-Trent; Lichfield Cathedral; and Tamworth Castle, Tamworth.
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5 million project was first proposed six years ago following the acquisition of the Staffordshire Hoard by the Potteries Museum and Art Gallery.
Birmingham Museums is looking for keen bakers to fashion some fabulous food inspired by the Staffordshire Hoard.
SPECIAL guests were treated to a private viewing of the new Staffordshire Hoard Gallery at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery.
The BBC added that the exhibition will also display the jewelled cross, travelling altar and sapphire ring found in St Cuthbert's coffin, along with loans from other collections such as The Viking Raiders' Stone and items from the Staffordshire Hoard.
Unlike many, The Medieval Journal includes colour plates; in the volume under review here these provide images of the above-mentioned inscribed strip from the Staffordshire Hoard.
PLANS to create a dedicated gallery to showcase artefacts from the Staffordshire Hoard of Anglo-Saxon gold have been handed a PS700,000 boost by the Heritage Lottery Fund.
The Staffordshire Hoard is the largest collection of Anglo-Saxon gold and silver metalwork yet found.
1) Artefacts from the Staffordshire Hoard, the largest and most valuable collection of Anglo-Saxon treasure found, go on display tomorrow.
MY BROTHER lives just a few fields away from where the Staffordshire hoard of Anglo-Saxon gold and silver was found three years ago.
com)-- The Staffordshire Hoard is the largest collection of Anglo-Saxon gold and silver metalwork ever found, anywhere in the world.
The Staffordshire Hoard is helping shine a light on exactly how and when the transformation occurred," the BBC quoted him as explaining.
THE Staffordshire Hoard has been "saved for the nation" after a cash boost from a Government heritage fund.
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