The Staffordshire Hoard: what is there still to find out?

Spent part of the morning at Birmingham Museum trying to push people out of the way (gently!) in order to see the various hilt fittings, helmet fragments and crosses. Fortunately, this was part of a trip organised by Dr Philippa Semper, Lecturer in Medieval English from our very own English Department  - Philippa was in great demand, and not only from our own party!
Mysteries remain about the hoard - who did it belong to? why and when was it buried - and Philippa speculates on some of these questions in this podcast.

There is one more mystery, though, what is the significance of the snake..?