Anglo-Saxon Gold Hoard Acquisition

The National Heritage Memorial Fund awarded Leeds Museums and Galleries a £95,000 grant to help secure a spectacular Anglo-Saxon hoard of gold for the nation. The ‘West Yorkshire Hoard’ comprises six extremely rare pieces of gold jewellery dating from the seventh to 11th centuries. It provides an outstanding opportunity to significantly increase our understanding of the Anglo-Saxon era, particularly trade and craft. The most spectacular item is a stunning gold ring with a lozenge-shaped bezel set with a garnet gem which is in near-perfect condition.

The West Yorkshire Ring Hoard
The West Yorkshire Hoard
Applicant: 
Leeds Museums and Galleries
Location: 
Temple Newsam House, Temple Newsam Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS15 0AE
Region: 
Yorkshire and the Humber
Grant awarded: 
£95,000
Year awarded: 
2011