New Anglo Saxon Hoard

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New Anglo Saxon Hoard

Postby wiblick on Thu Sep 24, 2009 1:22 pm

I am off active duty for 2009 & 2010. I continue to research but will be attending few if any shows for these two years. I got some chickens and hope to bring them along with a more fully rounded household display in 2011.
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Re: New Anglo Saxon Hoard

Postby panda on Thu Sep 24, 2009 8:00 pm

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Re: New Anglo Saxon Hoard

Postby Freebeard on Tue Sep 29, 2009 5:55 pm

here's a nice piece of info about one piece of the hoard, in case anyone might be interested. It was published by the UCC website.

"Anglo-Saxon expert, Professor Elisabeth Okasha of University College Cork has been called in by the British Museum to help analyse one piece of the Staffordshire hoard, one of the most exciting archaeological finds ever discovered in Britain. The find was discovered by a British metal detector enthusiast last July on private land. Mr Terry Herbert then alerted the local liaison officer of the Portable Antiquities Scheme. Following examination it was revealed that the Anglo-Saxon hoard containing gold and silver artifacts, was one of the most remarkable ever discovered.

Professor Okasha was asked by the British Museum to analyse a particular artifact made of gold alloy which contained an inscription. She discovered that although it is not an exact quotation, it is probably a rendering of a well-known Vulgate text. In her appraisal she said: “The inscribed text is clearly a rendering of the well-known Vulgate text, appearing in this form in Numbers 10, 35: cumque elevaretur arca dicebat Moses surge Domine et dissipentur inimici tui et fugiant qui oderunt te a facie tua ‘When he had lifted up the ark, Moses said “Rise up, Lord, and may your enemies be dispersed and those who hate you be driven from your face”’.

While dating the inscribed text was not easy, Professor Okasha said the indications were it was probably 8th or 9th century.

Professor Okasha, a renowned expert on the Anglo-Saxon period has published widely in this area particularly in the area of Anglo-Saxon epigraphy.''
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Re: New Anglo Saxon Hoard

Postby Nerva on Tue Sep 29, 2009 8:58 pm

Salve Andrew,

Well at least they wrote in a proper language, even if it was vulgate ;)

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Re: New Anglo Saxon Hoard

Postby finnobreanan on Sat Oct 03, 2009 4:20 am


Thanks for the new links! What great stuff and better images! It appears it is later then they initially thought, since they appear to be Christians.

I had already posted a thread on the same topic, prior to Niblic's: viewtopic.php?f=7&t=1147
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