Article | Metal detector pair find Saxon artefact

Published by The Express & Star, Thursday 15th November, 2012

Treasure dating back to the seventh century has been discovered by two metal detecting enthusiasts.

West Bromwich father-of-two Patrick Etheridge and his friend Danny O’Beirnes, from Birmingham, came across the gold pendant while searching private farmland in Meriden.

About the size of a 10 pence piece, the Anglo Saxon pendant features designs and patterns consistent with items from the famous Staffordshire Hoard that was uncovered in 2009. It is now being kept in the British Museum in London where it is being analysed. The pair said they were “over the moon” at the find.

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