Bid to keep treasure together

The archaeologist who helped uncover the original pieces of the Staffordshire Hoard has welcomed a campaign to bring new finds back to the West Midlands.

Drive to keep treasure hoard together welcomed

Bid to keep treasure hoard together welcomed.
Bid to keep treasure hoard together welcomed. Credit: PA

The archaeologist who helped uncover the original pieces of the Staffordshire Hoard has welcomed a campaign to bring new finds back to the West Midlands.

Staffordshire County Council’s Principal Archaeologist Stephen Dean worked in the field in Hammerwich when the largest collection of Anglo-Saxon treasure ever discovered was found in 2009.

Stephen also supervised the recovery of new artefacts from the same field in November 2012.

These were declared part of the Hoard at an inquest and have now been valued at £57,395.

The impact of the Staffordshire Hoard on the Midlands

Two councils who own the largest and most valuable collection of Anglo-Saxon gold ever discovered have promised to keep new items found, in the MIdlands.

Stoke-on-Trent City Council and Birmingham City Council jointly own the Staffordshire Hoard, which was unearthed in a field near Lichfield in 2009.

Millions of pounds was raised so the 4,000 pieces of treasure could be put on permanent display in Birmingham and Stoke-on-Trent.

An inquest ruled yesterday that 81 new pieces found in same field is also treasure, its future is yet to be decided.

Dr David Symons from the Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery gave an interview to ITV Central News.

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Inquest will determine if finds in field are treasure

Ninety pieces of gold and silver have been recovered with many weighing less than a gram Credit: PA

An inquest will take place today to determine if more objects found on the Staffordshire Hoard field are treasure. They were found in a field at Hammerwich near Lichfield.

Ninety pieces of gold and silver have been recovered with many weighing less than a gram. They have been discovered in the same place where nearly four thousand pieces were found in 2009.

Inquest into possible treasure in Staffordshire Hoard

An inquest will take place on Friday to determine whether objects found on the Staffordshire Hoard field are treasure.

Archaeologists found the items when the field at Hammerwich, near Lichfield, was ploughed.

90 pieces of gold and silver have been recovered with many weighing less than a gram. It's the same place where nearly four thousand pieces were found in 2009.

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