Staffordshire Hoard to go on World tour

Birmingham and Stoke-on-Trent in discussions over world tour. A selection of pieces from the Staffordshire Hoard may go on show in museums worldwide as part of an international tour. Birmingham City Council and Stoke-on-Trent City Council, the joint owners of the Anglo Saxon treasure trove, say that they are in discussions about sending the seventh-century artefacts abroad.
In October, the UK’s largest permanent display of the hoard opens at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery with the launch of a new gallery housing hundreds of pieces.
The Staffordshire Hoard is the largest hoard of Anglo-Saxon gold and silver metalwork yet found. Discovered in a field near the village of Hammerwich, near Lichfield, in Staffordshire, England, on 5 July 2009 By metal detecting enthusiast, Terry Herbert.  It consists of over 3,500 items that majority of which are martial in character and contains no objects specific to female uses.
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