Council team praised for their work on The Staffordshire Hoard

Some of the items from The Staffordshire Hoard. Pic: Portable Antiquities Scheme

Some of the items from The Staffordshire Hoard. Pic: Portable Antiquities Scheme

Staffordshire County Council’s Leader has praised the work of the team who helped to uncover the largest discovery of Anglo-Saxon gold ever found in the UK in a field near Lichfield.

The Historic Environment Team were part of a wide-ranging group of experts who swung into action after the discovery of The Staffordshire Hoard by Burntwood metal detectorist Terry Herbert.

And Staffordshire County Council Leader Philip Atkins believes the team’s efforts have helped to put the county on the map. He said:

“The security of the site was always of the utmost concern, but I was kept informed of progress throughout, as was the local county councillor. It has been a difficult and demanding task and required consummate professionalism working with colleagues from the Portable Antiquities Scheme.

“This effort has been fully justified. This is an outstanding discovery and places Staffordshire in the international spotlight.”

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