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The Staffordshire Hoard


The Staffordshire Hoard is the largest hoard of Anglo-Saxon gold and silver metalwork yet found.

It was discovered in a field near the village of Hammerwich, near Lichfield, in Staffordshire, England, on 5 July 2009 by a metal detector user, Terry Herbert. The hoard consists of over 3,500 items that are mostly military in nature and there are no objects specific to female uses.

The artefacts have been dated to the 7th or 8th centuries, placing the origin of the items in the time of the Anglo-Saxon kingdom of Mercia.

The hoard was valued at £3.285 million and has now been purchased by the Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery and the Potteries Museum & Art Gallery

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Staffordshire Hoard


Video: The Staffordshire Hoard Unveiling the story so far