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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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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