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.
Two delicate gold lovebirds have been locked in a heart-shaped embrace for more than a thousand years.
They were crafted by Anglo-Saxon goldsmiths back in the seventh century.
Experts working on the Staffordshire Hoard have only just managed to identify them after painstakingly removing dried mud.
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.
A coroner has ruled that eighty-one items found in the same field that the Staffordshire Hoard was discovered, should be regarded as treasure.
Ninety-one items were involved in the inquest.
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.
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.
It was hailed as one of the greatest ever archaeological discoveries and now it looks like the Staffordshire Hoard has grown even bigger.
Another ninety pieces of gold and silver has been found to add to the treasure trove.
They were discovered in the same field as the previous 3,900 artefacts which make up the Hoard. Keith Wilkinson reports.
Why is the latest 'treasure' find in a Staffordshire field so exciting? The Leader of the Staffordshire County Council says it could unlock history and teach us more about an era of history there is relatively little known about.
The curator of the Staffordshire Hoard says the latest find is extremely exciting.
The 90 pieces were discovered after a field in Hammerwich was ploughed, the same field where the original hoard was unearthed in 2009.
Could there be more treasure there waiting to be unearthed?
The latest find which may belong to the Staffordshire Hoard has been likened to the discovery of Egyptian Pharaoh Tutankhamun by the leader of Staffordshire County Council.
The new 90 pieces are being examined and if it is part of the original Hoard discovered in 2009 by a metal detector then this will be declared treasure in January.