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5. The Gold Snakes

These charming little golden snakes from the Hoard are fascinating experts in the art of the Anglo Saxons.

According to David Symons, no similar pieces have been found from the Anglo Saxon period, yet these whimsical small pieces shine a light on the sense of the fun of Anglo Saxon craftsmen.

Once again the Staffordshire Hoard is creating new insights into the minds and lives of Anglo Saxon England.

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5. The Gold Snakes