Published by Staffordshire Hoard, December 18, 2012
Archaeologists working for Staffordshire County Council and English Heritage made the discovery when they were on site following the recent ploughing of the same field at Hammerwich, near Lichfield.
Approximately 90 pieces of gold and silver have been recovered in this work; many of these items weigh less than a gram. The collection does, however, include a possible helmet cheek piece, a cross-shaped mount and an eagle-shaped mount, these items are now being examined by experts.
South Staffordshire Coroner Andrew Haigh will rule at an inquest on January 4 if the metalwork pieces are part of the Anglo Saxon collection and should be declared treasure.
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