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Staffordshire Hoard - advertising the hoard
Advertising for the Staffordshire Hoard on display at the Potteries Museum, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent
one of the pieces of the Staffordshire Hoard
|"The finds, known as The
Staffordshire Hoard, comprise in excess of 1,800 individual items,
mostly gold, with some silver. Many are decorated with precious stones.
The artefacts were declared as treasure at an inquest at South
Staffordshire Coronerís Court in 2009.
The vast majority of the items are martial Ė war materials from the battlefield. The artefacts were discovered in what had been the heartland of the Anglo-Saxon kingdom of Mercia which was militarily aggressive and expansionist during the seventh century under kings Penda, Wulfhere and Aethelred. Some items are decorated in what is known as ĎAnglo-Saxon Style IIí which consists of strange animals, interlaced around each other, with long intertwined jaws. Many objects are inlaid with garnets."
- note in the bottom right is the logo of the celibration of the 100 year aniversery
of the federation of the 6 towns which make up Stoke-on-Trent -
14th February to 7th March 2010
@ the Potteries Museum
Hoarding on building site - Broad Street, Hanley
See the Dark Ages in a new light
shop frontage - Broad Street, Hanley
Over 1800 items of superbly crafted warrior gear in gold and silver
The hoard contains approximately 5kgs of gold and 2.5kg of silver.
go to the Staffordsire Hoard Web Site
photos: March 2010