GOLD HOARD PICTURES: Largest Anglo-Saxon Treasure Found

GOLD HOARD PICTURES: Largest Anglo-Saxon Treasure Found
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This gold horse head was possibly the crest of a helmet--one of many ornate helmet parts discovered in the Anglo-Saxon gold hoard revealed September 24, 2009.

Many of the other treasures in the hoard are decorated in an Anglo-Saxon style known for strange animals, often depicted interlaced or with their jaws intertwined.

"Despite their warlike nature," said Leahy, of the Portable Antiquities Scheme, "the decoration on these objects is delightful."
—Photograph by David Rowan, Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery
 
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