Staffordshire Hoard inquest rules most new items 'treasure'


Pieces of Anglo-Saxon gold found in the same field as the Staffordshire Hoard have been declared treasure at an inquest in Stafford.

Coroner Andrew Haigh ruled that 81 of the 91 objects found were treasure, as they were more than 300 years old with a precious metal content of above 10%.

The items were found after the field in Hammerwich was ploughed in November.

Experts from the British Museum will value the items in March.

Liz Copper reports.

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