Re: Re: Speculations on the Staffordshire Hoard

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First off, Jamie, that was an excellent job of interviewing!  I thoroughly enjoyed the podcasts.  I'm also quite impressed that you had that level of access to the senior members of the team.Second, mwebster, I agree.  I thought he dismissed that theory a little too rapidly.  Third, a theory of my own.  It was mentioned a few times about the minute patterns/lines/boxes on some of the pieces.  They currently do not know how the artisans could have done it.  Maybe they stamped it with something found in nature?  Mother Nature, I'm sure, has a leaf, or reed that could be dried and used to stamp tiny little lines/boxes on soft metal.  Just a guess.  I have seen no pictures that show the patterns, so this is just a wild guess.Again, outstanding job Jamie!