Coroner rules Anglo-Saxon find part of Staffordshire Hoard
MORE than 80 Anglo-Saxon artifacts found buried in a field have been ruled to be part of the Staffordshire Hoard.
The 81 metal items were uncovered in November in the same field, near Lichfield, where the hoard of 3,500 objects, dating back to the 7th century, was discovered in 2009.
At today's treasure trove inquest, South Staffordshire Coroner Andrew Haigh ruled that the items were treasure, and were part of the hoard.
Ten other objects found at the same time were discounted, although two of these date to a similar period as the hoard.
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Mr Haigh said: "The Staffordshire Hoard was a magnificent find. I very much hope that these further items will be saved for the nation and added to the Hoard."
The items will now be value at the British Museum. Stoke-on-Trent City Council and Staffordshire County Council have state their intention to purchase the new items.
The original hoard is on display at the Potteries Museum and Birmingham Museum.