This weekend the Staffordshire hoard returns to Birmingham. The Museum and Art gallery website says:
The Staffordshire Hoard attracted over 40,000 visitors to Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery throughout its 19 day display in September and October last year and has attracted similar numbers at the Potteries Museum in Stoke on Trent with around 45,000 visitors over the 24 day display.
A selection of around 60 items, many not previously displayed will be on show including helmet fragments decorated with stylised animals and warriors. Other previously unseen items include decorative plaques in the shape of eagles and a golden duck’s head.