Anglo-Saxon gold hoard found in Staffordshire

September 25, 2009 | No Comments

A newly heard of Anglo Saxon gold has been officially acknowledged as treasure by the authorities of United Kingdom found in Staffordshire. The spectacular collection, UK’s largest haul, was found by Terry Herbert, using a metal detector.

The collection contains 1,345 items made of silver and gold, dated 7th century. In total 5 kg gold and 2,5 kg silver was found, an extraordinary quantity and includes male as well female jewellery. The collection will beexhibited first in the Birmingham Museum Art Gallery and will be on display at The British Museum from the 3rd November 2009, London.

Please take a look at www.staffordshirehoard.org.uk  or see photos at BBC for more information and slide show.

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Margriet Sopers

Margriet Sopers, FGA

Having a diploma in jewellery, FGA and a propaedeutic of the Academy of Art followed-up by interesting years as a jewellery expert at Sotheby's & Gemeentelijke Krediet Bank, as well as being a member for years of the Society of Jewellery Historians, I am glad to share with you today's world of jewellery.

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