Archaeological fieldwork throughout Leicestershire

Next Fieldworkers Talk

September 1, 2020

Leicestershire Fieldworkers


Reconstructing the helmet from the Staffordshire Hoard

A digital talk by Chris Fern

Staffordshire Hoard Project

Thursday 21st Januaryy, 7.30pm


The reconstructed helmet from the Anglo-Saxon hoard from Staffordshire is already an iconic image. It is only the sixth from the British Isles to have been found from the early medieval period of the 5th to 8th centuries and based on its rich materials and ornament it was an object ‘fit for a king’. The lecture will describe all the surviving parts of the helmet and how they were brought together to form the reconstruction, it will consider the meaning of its decoration, and ultimately will explore the place of the helmet and the Staffordshire Hoard in the historical context of the kingdom wars of 7th-century England.

Chris was one of the lead researchers for the Staffordshire Hoard Project and co-author of the recent magnificent publication. He is a heritage consultant and an Honorary Research Fellow at the University of York.

The talk will be delivered via Zoom. The talk is FREE but booking is essential. Tickets can be booked up to 5.30pm on the day of the talk and a link will be sent to attendees shortly after 6pm on the day.

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