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).
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.