The Staffordshire Hoard
Ten years ago, the’ Staffordshire Hoard’ was discovered in a farmer’s field. It’s the treasure that unlocked the dramatic history of 7th century England and the world of its warrior elite.
Still the largest collection of Anglo-Saxon gold and silver ever discovered, the Staffordshire Hoard has been seen by more than four million people at the Potteries Museum & Art Gallery since it was discovered, and by many more at travelling exhibitions, as far reaching as Washington DC.
To celebrate the 10-year anniversary, the Potteries Museum & Art Gallery has launched a revamped Staffordshire Hoard exhibition, with several star objects returning to the gallery for the first time in years, including a stunning original cheek piece from the famous Staffordshire Hoard Helmet – the grandest helmet ever known from the period. An iconic pectoral cross, a stunning pommel cap, and other pieces of the helmet will also be back in the exhibition.
The museum will be holding a ‘Staffordshire Hoard Garnets and Gold Festival’ throughout July, with several exciting events including re-enactments, demonstrations, birds of prey presentations and talks. For more information, please visit www.stokemuseums.org.uk/pmag.