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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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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