Wow, what you can say about this news of a find of gold coins and artifacts that apparently is over three times the size of that found at Sutton Hoo. Whoever left these behind, and presumably it’s the hoard or grave-site of an important warrior/noble of Mercia, must have been one well wealthy so and so.
The hoard has been dated to the 7th century, which made me think of a rather well known king of Mercia called Penda. Penda might have a role in the novel I’m researching at the moment called Hell has its Demons, so this news is really interesting and one that I’m going to keep an eye on.
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- AngloSaxon gold: largest ever hoard officially declared treasure (telegraph.co.uk)
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Mark, you may follow Carla’s blog, but she has a good post about this find over on her blog: http://carlanayland.blogspot.com/2009/09/staffordshire-hoard.html. Her blog focuses on this particular time period, so she might have some good information you can use. I’m sure she’ll be posting more about it going forward, as more and more is uncovered.
Thanks for the tip – I’ve just read the post on Carla’s blog – some good deductive work on who the hoard might have belonged to and why it might have been buried.