• Facebook Social Icon
  • Twitter Social Icon

© 2019 Andrew Bill

The Staffordshire Hoarder

(part of the Dragons From British Folklore Range)

A limited edition of 50 numbered pieces (plus a small number of artist proof pieces).

Dimensions (approx) Height: 20cm (7.75"), Length: 21cm (8.5"), Width: 7.5cm (3").

Price: £170 (not including shipping).

Dragons, Staffordshire Hoard, Hoarder, Andrew Bill, sculpture
The Staffordshire Hoarder by Andrew Bill Sculpture
The Staffordshire Hoarder by Andrew Bill Sculpture
Dragons, sculpture, Hoard,Staffordshire Hoarder, Andrew Bill, Lichfield, Hammerwich
Wording on Certificate

The Staffordshire Hoard was found in 2009, scattered just below the surface of a field at Hammerwich, a village on the south-eastern verge of Cannock Chase, near to Lichfield. More than 3,500 pieces, of what archaeologists call "warrior bling" - sword, shield and helmet mounts - was discovered by a local metal detectorist. The Saxon hoard was nearly all gold, more than six kilos, with a small amount of silver.

The pieces are nearly all broken and twisted, wrenched from their original mounts, and assumed to be booty. 

The Anglo-Saxons believed dragons had the gift of vision, wisdom and prophecy - dragons were considered the guardians of all knowledge and wisdom.

Also available in the Dragons From British Folklore range
Henham Serpent, Dragons, Sculpture, Andrew Bill, art
The Henham Serpent
A limited edition of 50 numbered pieces (plus a small number of artist proof pieces)
Approx. 6.5" High
£145
The limited edition Dragons from British Folklore range. Hand-made to order in Staffordshire, UK
The Laidl Wyrm, dragons, Andrew Bill
The Laidly Wyrm
A limited edition of 95 numbered pieces (plus a small number of artist proof pieces)
Approx. 8" High
£115