September 26, 2009

Millefiori Stud, originally uploaded by portableantiquities.

This “millefiori” stud is just one of the objects in the so-called “Staffordshire Hoard”. The hoard of 7th and 8th centure Anglo-Saxon objects was originally discovered by metal detectorist Terry Herbert in July 2009 and was excavated by Birmingham University Archaeology Unit and Staffordshire County Council.

You can see the entire set here, and I recommend that you do – it’s pretty amazing.

Images used courtesy of the Staffordshire hoard website.

With thanks to my friend, fellow history geek, and author Heather Domin for the heads-up.

Enjoy today’s photo! If you like the photo, please drop a comment to the original photographer at Flickr.


1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. heather
    Sep 28, 2009 @ 09:10:24

    I love that one! The garnets are my favorite, but I love the stone work in this piece.


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