The Jewel which is lavishly made of gold, enamel and rock crystal, will go on display in Taunton having been returned by Oxford University.
It also bears a famous inscription which translates as 'Alfred ordered me to be made'.
Historians have assumed that King Alfred the Great commissioned the Jewel, and that it may have been his gift to the abbey at Athelney which he founded in thanksgiving for his defeat of the Vikings in 878.
The jewel will go on display from Saturday 31st January.
The Alfred Jewel is a unique and compelling object which goes to the heart of West Country history. It left Somerset in 1718 and has never returned, so this is a very special occasion.
The Alfred Jewel, one of the most celebrated treasures from Anglo-Saxon England, is returning to Somerset for the first time in nearly 300 years.
The jewel, which dates from the late 9th century, was found near North Petherton church in 1693.
The jewel will be on display in Taunton throughout February
Police in Taunton have set up a dedicated phone-line to find out if the closure of a shop selling legal highs has reduced anti-social behaviour in the town.
Hush, in Bridge Street, was ordered to close by magistrates for three months after complaints from nearby residents and traders.
Officers are asking people to ring 01823 363 185 with their feedback.
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An Anglo-Saxon sculpture is to go on display at The Museum of Somerset in Taunton after £150,000 was raised to buy it.
The carving of St Peter was found in a garden at Dowlish Wake near Ilminster in 2004. It was being used as a pet's grave.
Almost £80,000 of the total came from the Heritage Lottery Fund.
A 'legal highs' shop in Taunton which was closed by the police using new powers last month is to appeal against the decision.
Hush in Bridge Street was issued with a three-month closure notice by Taunton Magistrates' Court, after officers complained about anti-social behaviour they believe is linked to its sale of legal highs.
The shop owner has reportedly lodged an appeal with the court, with a hearing date to be set.
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A coroner in Somerset has called for greater safety on ski slopes at the inquest into the death of a young man from Taunton.
23 year old Aleksander Owens-Thurston died in February when he hit a snow making machine on a steep run at a resort in Austria. Recording a conclusion of accidental death, the coroner Michael Rose said if the machine had been properly padded or moved into a safer position, his life might have been saved.
An inquest has begun into the death of a man from Taunton who died in a skiing accident. Aleksander Owens-Thurston was just 23 years old when he died on a skiing holiday in February this year. He crashed into a snow making machine at a resort in Austria and fractured his skull.
He is said to have been a very good skier but was not wearing a helmet. He was on holiday with his family when the accident happened. They are expected to attend the inquest into his death at the Coroner's Court in Taunton this afternoon.
An inquest into the death of a man from Taunton who died in a skiing accident will be held today.
Aleksander Owens-Thurston was on a family holiday in Austria in February. The 23-year-old, who was not wearing a helmet, lost control on an advanced black run and crashed into a snow machine.