Staffordshire Strikes Gold again and hits the national headlines

Torcs discovered in Staffordshire

This week Staffordshire made the international headlines again with the discovery of yet more golden treasure.

This amazing archaeological find was made by two metal detectorists in a farmer’s field in Leek just before Christmas and is believed to include the earliest examples of Iron Age gold ever discovered in Britain.  Experts now believe the unique find could date back as far as 400BC and was of huge international importance.

It’s an incredible find and we’re unbelievably proud and lucky to be home to some truly exceptional finds, including of course the Staffordshire Hoard of Anglo-Saxon gold only seven years ago. This latest amazing find of gold torcs is quite simply magical and we look forward to sharing the secrets and story they hold in the years to come.

The collection, which has been named the Leekfrith Iron Age Torcs are made up of three neck torcs and one bracelet, and are thought to be from the continent, possibly Germany or France.  The items are now on display at the Potteries Museum in Hanley and will be there for the next three weeks.  It’s well worth a visit.  You can hear from the two men who found them here.

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