Chris Fern: The Staffordshire Hoard: from battlefield spoils to high art in early Anglo-Saxon England

New insights from the archaeologist leading the analysis of the biggest hoard of gold from early England

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May 13, 2014
from 05:30 PM to 06:30 PM

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KE LT3

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Chris Fern is the lead archaeologist in the project to catalogue and analyse the Staffordshire Hoard, which is the biggest hoard of Anglo-Saxon gold ever found, and one of early England's biggest puzzle!In this lecture he will be discussing the latest evidence and analysis of the Hoard, including the new material, arising from the recent re-evaluation of all of the fragments of the hoard. This process has enabled Chris to reassemble several objects, and to propose new ideas about the function of the hoard and  - crucially - its date.

Chris Fern: The Staffordshire Hoard: from battlefield spoils to high art in early Anglo-Saxon England

A detail of objects from the Staffordshire Hoard (Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery)

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