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Dramatic golden fish and eagle: A link to Anglo Saxon kings?

Made from multiple sheets of gold this treasure from the first of half of 7th century could have come from a shield or saddle of an elite warrior of a royal household.

Just one of the unique treasures from the Staffordshire Hoard featured in this series of films of the “Beast, Birds and Gods of Anglo Saxon England”.



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Dramatic golden fish and eagle: A link to Anglo Saxon kings?