Dramatic golden fish and eagle: A link to Anglo Saxon kings?

Made from multiple sheets of gold this treasure from the first of half of 7th century could have come from a shield or saddle of an elite warrior of a royal household.

Just one of the unique treasures from the Staffordshire Hoard featured in this series of films of the “Beast, Birds and Gods of Anglo Saxon England”.

In Hoard, Anglo Saxons, BMAG,


Chris Fern

Thanks to:

Birmingham Museums trust, The Potteries Museum and Art Gallery, Birmingham City Council, Stoke on Trent City Council

Books from History West Midlands

Beasts, Birds and Gods
Beasts, Birds and Gods
Interpreting the Staffordshire Hoard

In Anglo Saxons, Hoard,

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Warriors, Warlords and Saints
Warriors, Warlords and Saints
The Anglo-Saxon Kingdom of Mercia

In Anglo Saxons, Hoard, Staffordshire,

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