Penda's Golden War Trophy

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Penda's Golden War Trophy

Postby Brightblade » Fri Nov 01, 2019 8:52 am

A very interesting read about the Staffordshire Hoard discovered in 2009, after 10 years of analysis details have been released about it's origins..

https://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/offbeat/hoard-of-golden-treasure-stumbled-upon-by-metal-detectorist-revealed-to-be-most-important-anglo-saxon-find-in-history/ar-AAJF3RH?ocid=spartandhp

Interesting for me, this was discovered in the village where I live, Hammerwich, it was dug up in a field, that lays between the old Roman Road of Watling Street, now the A5, and Barracks Lane, a known old Roman road that connected to Watling Street.

And was found about 3 fields away from my house.. :geek:

You can view the full analysis report here along with images of the Hoard itself..

https://archaeologydataservice.ac.uk/archives/view/staffshoard_he_2017/downloads.cfm
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Re: Penda's Golden War Trophy

Postby Rob Lane » Fri Nov 01, 2019 9:48 am

Mate if it's not Penda's weapon hoard (or one of his son's hoards) I'll eat my hat. A fantastic find... your house could be on more!! Get digging!

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Re: Penda's Golden War Trophy

Postby Grizzle » Fri Nov 01, 2019 1:40 pm

A large portion of the hoard is currently on display at the Birmingham Art Museum; it's great for a look round. I went a few weeks back.

The level of detail and fine workings without the aid of modern-machine precision is pretty astounding.
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Re: Penda's Golden War Trophy

Postby Jonathon Chester » Fri Nov 01, 2019 2:38 pm

Grizzle wrote:A large portion of the hoard is currently on display at the Birmingham Art Museum; it's great for a look round. I went a few weeks back.

The level of detail and fine workings without the aid of modern-machine precision is pretty astounding.


Was this befor ehte pen museum?
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Re: Penda's Golden War Trophy

Postby Grizzle » Fri Nov 01, 2019 4:31 pm

Jonathon Chester wrote:
Grizzle wrote:A large portion of the hoard is currently on display at the Birmingham Art Museum; it's great for a look round. I went a few weeks back.

The level of detail and fine workings without the aid of modern-machine precision is pretty astounding.


Was this befor ehte pen museum?


Same day! ;)

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