UCC expert helps date Britain’s ‘Book of Kells’

Ireland“An expert on Anglo-Saxon inscription at University College Cork has helped to date part of a treasure hoard described as Britain’s equivalent to the Book of Kells. The 1,500 gold and silver pieces found by a metal detector enthusiast on a Staffordshire farm in July are mostly military artifacts and weapons. The British Museum enlisted the help of Professor Elisabeth Okasha, an expert in writing and inscriptions from the Anglo-Saxon period of English history, when they were trying to estimate how old the artifacts were …” (more)

[Niall Murray, Irish Examiner, 26 September]

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