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New, previously unseen hoard objects on display now at Birmingham Museum

New, previously unseen hoard objects on display now at Birmingham Museum

5th August 2013

In late 2012 a second survey was undertaken of the field where the Staffordshire Hoard was discovered in 2009. The survey yielded 81 additional hoard objects that were subsequently acquired by Birmingham Museum and The Potteries Museum through a generous donation from royal jewellers Wartski.

After the discovery the objects were kept at the British Museum while undergoing the Treasure process and valuation. They arrived at Birmingham Museum recently and have now been put on display, unconserved, in gallery 16.

Installing the new objects

Don’t miss your chance to see the new finds on display for the first time. They include the second ‘possible cheekpiece’ (a pair to the one in the original 2009 find), a gold and garnet cross, a gold and cloisonné garnet eagle-shaped fitting and many other fragments, including sword hilt plates and fittings.

 

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