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The pyramids would have adorned a leather strap that would have been attached to a scabbard.

The chamber contained magnificent gold and garnet weapon fittings and a striking paneled helmet.

Beowulf contains lines that are believed to describe circumstances similar to the burial of the hoard:- 'One warrior stripped the other, looted Ongentheow's iron mail-coat, his hard sword-hilt, his helmet too, and carried graith to King Hygelac; he accepted the prize, promised fairly that reward would come, and kept his word.

The subsequent excavation was funded by English Heritage who contracted Birmingham Archaeology to do the fieldwork.

Ploughing had scattered the artefacts, so it was decided to excavate an area 9 by 13 metres (30 by 43 feet) Excavations revealed no dating evidence for the hoard, which was found not to be associated with a burial.

The closest discovery to the Staffordshire Hoard is the Anglo-Saxon ship burial at Sutton Hoo which was unearthed in 1939.

Consisting of a large mound, it was found to contain a 90-foot-long wooden ship complete with a central burial chamber.It was probably suspended on a cord or chain and worn by a senior member of the clergy.The superb quality of the craftsmanship on many items indicates royal ownership.Herbert contacted Duncan Slarke, the Finds Liaison Officer for the Staffordshire and West Midlands Portable Antiquities Scheme.The landowner Fred Johnson granted permission for an excavation to search for the rest of the hoard.Parts from several highly decorated helmets were also found, including a beautiful figure of an animal which possibly formed a helmet crest.

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