Heritage Workshops & Lectures; Spring 2013

The Staffordshire Hoard: Grave, Loot, Scrap or Ritual

Dr Kevin Leahy

At Flag Fen

Thursday 14 March, 7pm

Archived Event

Adults £8, Concessions and Vivacity Heritage Pass Holders £5

THURS 14 MARCH, 7PM

Found in 2009 by a metal detector enthusiast, and recovered by an archaeological excavation, the Staffordshire hoard is the largest hoard of Anglo Saxon gold ever found.

One of the most interesting aspects of the Staffordshire Hoard is how this incredible collection of Anglo-Saxon gold and silver came to be buried in a field near Lichfield. Did the find come from a grave or was it loot? Could it have been a craftsman‘s raw material or was its burial part of a ritual? Looking at the evidence from other Early Medieval finds Dr Leahy will discuss the possibilities.

Refreshments will be available to purchase both before and after the lecture.

The pictures on this page are used the the kind permission of Birmingham Museums Trust.

All workshops and lectures can be booked through Peterborough Museum on 01733 864663 or museum@vivacity-peterborough.com. Booking is essential for all workshops and strongly recommended for lectures.

The largest hoard of Anglo Saxon gold ever found

The Staffordshire Hoard: Grave, Loot, Scrap or Ritual Performances

Thu 14 Mar 7:00pm Adults £8, Concessions and Vivacity Heritage Pass Holders £5 For Sale

Flag Fen

  • The Droveway, Northey Road, Peterborough , PE6 7QJ
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