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Earliest Iron Age gold ever discovered in Britain saved

Campaigners are celebrating after securing enough money to save ancient jewellery believed to be the earliest example of Iron Age gold ever discovered in Britain. Four exquisite artefacts that make up the Leekfrith Iron Age Torcs can now go on permanent display at Stoke-on-Trent’s Potteries Museum & Art Gallery after a successful campaign to raise the £325,000 needed to buy ...

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Ancient Iron Age gold sparks £325,000 fundraising campaign

A fundraising campaign has been launched to save for the nation ancient jewellery believed to be the earliest example of Iron Age gold ever discovered in Britain. The four intricate artefacts that make up the Leekfrith Iron Age Torcs have been valued at £325,000 by a panel of independent experts known as the Treasure Valuation Committee, sparking a three-month countdown ...

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Staffordshire Strikes Gold With Iron Age Find

  An archaeological find on Staffordshire farmland is believed to include the earliest examples of Iron Age gold ever discovered in Britain. The collection, which has been named the Leekfrith Iron Age Torcs, was discovered by two metal detectorists just before Christmas. At an unveiling of the torcs press conference (February 28), experts said the unique find could date back ...

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