John Heaton (jheaton) wrote,
John Heaton

Art on Sunday: Hilt fitting

Hilt Fitting, 7th century
Gold with inlaid garnets
Hilt fitting from the Staffordshire Hoard
Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, Birmingham, United Kingdom

This is part of the Staffordshire Hoard, the largest Anglo-Saxon treasure trove ever discovered. Amazingly, it was found by an amateur treasure hunter, searching a neighbor's field with a metal detector. Read more about it here.

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