Treasure of Mercia

The Staffordshire Hoard – the largest cache of Anglo-Saxon gold and silver ever found in Britain – is predominantly made up of weapon parts and other martial gear, including sword fittings, ceremonial objects, and fragments of a helmet (see CA 236). Its contents are split between Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery and the Potteries Museum & Art Gallery in Stoke- on-Trent, and this latter institution has now reopened with the first major redisplay of the hoard since the 2019 publication of the landmark monograph The Staffordshire Hoard: an Anglo-Saxon Treasure (CA 349 and 368). The hoard was discovered near Hammerwich … Continue reading Treasure of Mercia