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Fresh dig at Staffordshire hoard treasure site


Another dig is to be held at the site of where the UK's largest haul of Anglo-Saxon treasure was discovered.

The original find of 1,500 gold and silver pieces was made by metal detectorist Terry Herbert in a farmer's field in Staffordshire in July 2009.

Experts say the new dig is not expected to turn up any more gold, but could reveal how the original items came to be there.

Steve Dean, who is chief archaeologist with Staffordshire County Council, spoke to Eddie Mair on BBC Radio 4's PM about the dig.

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