62 – Staffordshire Hoard: Rise Up O Lord

Today’s episode features Cathy Shingler, of The Potteries Museum in Stoke on Trent.  She will be discussing with us the iconic band, possibly from a cross, with Latin inscriptions along both sides of it.  We will also speak about the cultural significance of the materials used in many of the objects found in the Hoard, as well as a discussion regarding a rather intriguing Anglo Saxon god.  I hope you like it!

Below you’ll see a few photographs of the golden strip we’re discussing as well as links to the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, the Potteries Museum in Stoke on Trent, and the site dedicated to The Staffordshire Hoard.

A strip of gold bearing a Biblical inscription is held by a member of museum staff in Birmingham, central England








The Staffordshire Hoard: www.staffordshirehoard.org.uk
The Potteries Museum: www.stokemuseums.org.uk/pmag
The Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery: www.bmag.org.uk


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1 Comment

  1. Wow, thanks Jamie and Cathy, great episode. I enjoyed hearing about Wayland Smith — he shows up as a minor character in Susan Cooper’s wonderful “The Dark is Rising” book series.

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