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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The 10th anniversary of the discovery of the Staffordshire Hoard and the 80th anniversary of the outbreak of the Second World War are among the stories being explored as part of this year's Staffordshire History Festival.
It was subsequently dubbed the Staffordshire Hoard.
AN amateur metal detectorist who unearthed the PS3.2 million Staffordshire Hoard has relived the moment he discovered the huge haul and said he believes there is more treasure to be discovered at the site.
The PS3.5 million project was first proposed six years ago following the acquisition of the Staffordshire Hoard by the Potteries Museum and Art Gallery.
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.
The first volume features diverse articles which consider the nature of the medieval Church using Weber's ideal type method; examine the context and significance of an inscribed gold strip from the Staffordshire Hoard; and explore the medieval fear of death and its aftermath.
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.
Birmingham, United Kingdom, July 13, 2011 --( The Staffordshire Hoard is the largest collection of Anglo-Saxon gold and silver metalwork ever found, anywhere in the world.
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