- Hundreds of fragments grouped together to reveal remains of incredibly rare high status helmet
- Unique form of sword pommel also uncovered
- Historic England gives £400,000 towards research but £120,000 still needed
Ground breaking research and conservation of the Staffordshire Hoard has uncovered two internationally important objects that link us to an age of warrior splendour, and further our knowledge of seventh century Anglo-Saxon England.
Historic England, has given £400,000 to help reveal the secrets of the Staffordshire Hoard
and increase public understanding of this unique archaeological treasure. The research will culminate in an online catalogue, launched in 2017. The following year will see a major publication exploring the Hoard in more depth, the objects’ meanings and how they relate to each other. The owners of the Hoard, Birmingham and Stoke-on-Trent City Councils, and Birmingham Museums Trust and the Potteries Museum & Art Gallery who care for it on their behalf, have also contributed towards the research.
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