A 9 ft (2.74m) sculpture of an Anglo-Saxon warrior inspired by the Staffordshire Hoard is being unveiled at a museum later.
The statue at the Potteries Museum and Art Gallery wears replicas of some of the 3,500 pieces of Anglo-Saxon treasure found by a metal detector.
The Staffordshire Saxon has been made by local artist Andy Edwards and two apprentices.
The £25,000 project was funded by Stoke-on-Trent City Council.
Councillor Mark Meredith said: “The statue brings to life the intricately designed gold sword pommels, helmet fragments and knife fittings, by showing how a 7th Century battle-clad warrior would have looked wearing them.”
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