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.

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'Far too early' to identify Staffordshire artefacts

A press conference has been held in Stoke-on-Trent on the fresh discoveries found in the Staffordshire Hoard field.

Stoke-on-Trent council leader Philip Atkins said:

Mr Atkins said: "The ploughing of the same field has unearthed a small number of other gold and silver finds.

"While it is far too early to say exactly what they are, or how old they are, they are certainly interesting finds."

– Philip Atkins, Stoke-on-Trent Council Leader

Gold and silver found in treasure hoard field

The Staffordshire Hoard unearthed three years ago Credit: PA

Around 90 new pieces of gold and silver have been found in the field where the Staffordshire Hoard of Anglo-Saxon treasure was found three years ago.

The discoveries were made at Hammerwich, near Lichfield, and include what is thought to be a part of a helmet and an eagle-shaped object, according to Staffordshire County Council.

Stoke-on-Trent council leader Philip Atkins confirmed that many of pieces weighed less than a gram.

South Staffordshire Coroner Andrew Haigh is expected to rule whether the haul of 90 items should be declared treasure at an inquest on January 4.

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