Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Amazing Golden Horse Head on display - first time in 1400 years

Wouldn't it be fantastic to see if you lived in the area. 

The solid gold horse is about two inches tall and covered with an intricate filigree pattern. It is in almost perfect condition. Most of the items in the collection appear to date from the 7th century although it is not yet known when the hoard was buried.
I have to say that I find ancient gold artifacts like this one enormously attractive. When my daughter and I visit museums we make a bee line for ancient gold and something of this quality would have us drooling outside the case.
The details on this gold artifact are amazing!
It goes on display at the Potteries Museum and Art Gallery in Stoke-on-Trent between 13 February and 7 March.
Unbelievably, this cache of artifacts was only discovered in 2009 
so there is still hope that more is out there!

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