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A decade since the ‘field of gold’ was celebrated around the world

Fred Johnson shakes his head in wonderment as he remembers the moment he realised there was an Anglo-Saxon field of gold on his Staffordshire farm. Speaking at a Staffordshire County Council reunion to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the discovery of the Staffordshire Hoard on July 5th, the largest collection of Anglo-Saxon treasure found anywhere in the world, Fred said: “I ...

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Secrets of the Staffordshire Hoard revealed seven years on

Stephen and Fred in field

After years of research, conservation, cleaning and reconstruction, secrets from the field of gold where the Staffordshire Hoard was found are still being revealed today. For centuries the largest ever haul of Anglo-Saxon treasures known in Britain lay untouched in a farmer’s field until the summer of 2009, when a metal detectorist quite literally struck gold. In a month long ...

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Staffordshire Hoard Exhibition to visit Stafford’s Ancient High House

saxon with gold display

People interested in the discovery of the Staffordshire Hoard can now relive the story at a unique exhibition at the Ancient High House in Stafford ‘Treasure – Discovering the Staffordshire Hoard’ was developed by Staffordshire County Council’s museums team and will be at the museum from 5 July to 10 September 2016. Featuring high quality replicas of some of the ...

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