What was unusual about Staffordshire Hoard?

What was unusual about Staffordshire Hoard?

War Gear. Most gold objects found from the Anglo-Saxon era are pieces of jewellery such as brooches or pendants. The Staffordshire Hoard is unique in that it is almost entirely made up of war gear, especially sword fittings. Over 1,000 pieces are from a single, ornate helmet.

What does the Staffordshire Hoard tell us?

The helmet Research has revealed that up to one third of the fragments in the Staffordshire Hoard (by fragment count) come from a very high-status helmet. Helmets of this period are incredibly rare, there are only five other reasonably-complete Anglo-Saxon helmets known.

What star items were found in the Staffordshire Hoard?

The contents include many finely worked silver and gold sword decorations removed from weaponry, including 66 gold sword hilt collars and many gold hilt plates, some with inlays of cloisonné garnet in zoomorphic designs (see lead picture).

How much is Staffordshire Hoard worth?

£3.28 million
The Staffordshire Hoard, a vast haul of Anglo-Saxon gold and silver discovered by an amateur treasure hunter in July, has been valued at £3.28 million by the British Museum.

Was the Staffordshire Hoard a grave?

When was the hoard buried? The hoard was buried in the 7th century (AD 650-675). We know this because some objects in the hoard are similar to pieces found at sites which can be better dated.

Who owns the Staffordshire Hoard?

It is now jointly owned by Birmingham City Council and Stoke-on-Trent City Council. The entire collection is now displayed across four sites in the Midlands – at the Potteries Museum, Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, Lichfield Cathedral and Tamworth Castle.

How much did Terry Herbert get?

Terry Herbert, 56, unearthed the Staffordshire Hoard in July 2009, using a metal detector bought at a car boot sale for £2.50. He found it on farmer Fred Johnson’s land at Brownhills in the West Midlands. The £3.28million find transformed the men’s lives after they shared the reward equally.

Where is Staffordshire Hoard now?

The Staffordshire Hoard is owned by Birmingham City Council and Stoke-on-Trent City Council, and cared for by Birmingham Museums Trust and the Potteries Museum and Art Gallery, Stoke-on-Trent. The Staffordshire Hoard is on display at the Potteries Museum and Art Gallery.

Who is Terry Herbert?

The amateur treasure hunter man who unearthed Britain’s greatest hoard of Anglo Saxon gold with a metal detector bought at a boot sale for £2.50 is to receive a multi-million pound windfall after it was bought for the nation.

What did Terry Herbert do with the hoard?

Promoted Stories. Terry Herbert made the discovery using a £2.50 metal detector from a car boot sale. He uncovered the ancient gold and silver haul on farmer Fred Johnson’s land in 2009. The pair would go on to find fame and fortune – but are now at loggerheads.