- The religious objects in
Hoard seem to have been deliberately crushed.
- They may have belonged
to defeated Christians.
- At least one cross may
have been a 'processional cross'. It would have been placed on
top of a long pole. It would have been carried by a priest in
front of a procession (a parade) of Anglo-Saxon
or British soldiers going into battle.
- The arms of this cross
(picture left) were decorated with entwined dogs (picture
above). There were once jewels on the ends and in the middle.
- There was also a strip
of gold with an inscription on it from the Bible. It is not
known how it was worn, but it was just the sort of thing to
take into battle.
- The inscription reads:
- "Rise up, o
Lord, and may your enemies be dispersed and those who hate
you be driven from your face."