Museums face race to raise cash for Anglo-Saxon hoard

Published on September 25th, 2009 | by Admin


Museums hoping to buy the Anglo-Saxon ‘Staffordshire hoard‘ are facing a race against time to raise funds for the purchase.

They have just four months to come up with the money from the date valuation is agreed, under the Treasure Act Code of Conduct.

Independent dealers are likely to value the hoard, thought to contain some 1,500 gold and silver items dating from about 700AD, at several million pounds.

But Birmingham Museum, the Potteries Museum in Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire County Council, face the toughest fund-raising landscape in years.

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One Response to Museums face race to raise cash for Anglo-Saxon hoard

  1. Christine says:

    Unbelievably beautiful decoration! Can’t imagine the skill it took in those far off days to accomplish these works of art. Must have taken a long time to produce such intricate designs and without modern tools.

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