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Sat Nov 2, 2019, 07:51 AM

Hoard of golden treasure stumbled upon by metal detectorist revealed to be most important Anglo-Saxo

Britain’s most spectacular Anglo-Saxon treasures may well have been captured on a series of Dark Age battlefields – during bitter conflicts between rival English kingdoms.

Archaeologists, who have just completed a major study of the finds, now believe that they were captured in several big mid-seventh century battles.

It is likely that the treasures, now known as the Staffordshire Hoard, were seized (in perhaps between three and six substantial military encounters) by the English midlands kingdom of Mercia from the kingdoms of Northumbria, East Anglia and possibly Wessex.

The hoard – the greatest Anglo-Saxon golden treasure ever found – is one of the most important archaeological discoveries ever made in Britain.



[link:http://|link:https://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/archaeology/staffordshire-hoard-most-important-find-anglo-saxon-history-archaeology-book-a9179781.html|

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Historic NY Nov 2 OP
pecosbob Nov 2 #1
The Blue Flower Nov 2 #2
leftstreet Nov 2 #4
abqtommy Nov 2 #3
Igel Nov 2 #6
Demovictory9 Nov 2 #5
muriel_volestrangler Nov 2 #7
Demovictory9 Nov 2 #8
Vinca Nov 2 #9
voteearlyvoteoften Nov 3 #10

Response to Historic NY (Original post)

Sat Nov 2, 2019, 09:20 AM

1. Very cool

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Response to Historic NY (Original post)

Sat Nov 2, 2019, 09:35 AM

2. Off-topic, but I really enjoyed "The Detectorists" on Netflix

This article is fascinating, though.

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Response to The Blue Flower (Reply #2)

Sat Nov 2, 2019, 12:33 PM

4. +1

Wish they'd made a million seasons!

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Response to Historic NY (Original post)

Sat Nov 2, 2019, 11:54 AM

3. So the headline could read "Horde Responsible For Hoard". The English language is such fun!

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Response to abqtommy (Reply #3)

Sat Nov 2, 2019, 01:36 PM

6. Yes. They tested their mettle to get precious metal. n/t

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Response to Historic NY (Original post)

Sat Nov 2, 2019, 12:42 PM

5. what did the finder get?

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Response to Demovictory9 (Reply #5)

Sat Nov 2, 2019, 01:45 PM

7. over 1.6 million pounds

as did the landowner - the law is that the sum paid for the treasure (whether by a private buyer, or a museum that is allowed to match a private agreement to put it on public display in the UK) is divided between the two. See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Staffordshire_Hoard

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Reply #7)

Sat Nov 2, 2019, 02:09 PM

8. nice

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Response to Historic NY (Original post)

Sat Nov 2, 2019, 02:16 PM

9. And to think all I ever found with my metal detector is a button and some nails. LOL.

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Response to Historic NY (Original post)

Sun Nov 3, 2019, 09:40 AM

10. Wonderful history

So the pagan king buried the Christian artifacts...

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