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.

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