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The Derrynaflan Hoard. Ninth Century.

In Ireland --The finding of the Derrynaflan hoard in Killeens bog Co. Tipperary in 1980 was one of the greatest archaeological discoveries of modern times

Anglo-Saxon (7th-8th century) garnet, millefiori glass and gold cloisonne sword fittings from the Staffordshire Hoard, found in a field in 2009.

Anglo-Saxon century) garnet, millefiori glass and gold cloisonne sword fittings from the Staffordshire Hoard, found in a field in

14th-century wash basin made for Sultan Muhammad ibn Alaun, featured in Prisse's L Art Arabe

wash basin made for Sultan Muhammad ibn Alaun, featured in Prisse's L Art Arabe

The 7th century gold belt buckle found at the Sutton Hoo (Anglo-Saxon ship burial mound), near Woodbridge, in the English county of Suffolk.

The century gold belt buckle found at the Sutton Hoo (Anglo-Saxon ship burial mound), near Woodbridge, in the English county of Suffolk.

30. Tara Brooch. In the late 19th century, copies of the Tara Brooch were a must-have item of Celtic chic. One important nationalist organisation, Inghinidhe na hÉireann, adopted it as its membership badge. The brooch became a symbol of the Irish cultural revival because it presented a stunning answer to Victorian theories of Irish racial backwardness.

A History of Ireland in 100 Objects – ‘Tara’ brooch, eighth century - "The brooch became a symbol of the Irish cultural revival because it presented a stunning answer to Victorian theories of Irish racial backwardness.

Cross of Cong, County Mayo, Ireland, Viking Age (bronze, gold filigree, niello & glass)

Cross of Cong, County Mayo, Viking Age (bronze, gold filigree, niello &…

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