Staffordshire Hoard saved for Nation

The Staffordshire Hoard, the UK’s largest find of Anglo Saxon treasure, found in a field in Staffordshire by a metal-detecting enthusiast last July is to remain in the West Midlands after the £3.3m purchase price was met.

Now the target has been reached, a further £1.7m is needed to ensure the collection can be properly conserved, studied and displayed.

Another dig is to be held at the undisclosed field in Staffordshire; it is not expected to turn up any more gold, but could reveal how the original items came to be there.

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