68 – Staffordshire Hoard: A Bonus Update on the New Find

Deb Klemperer took the time to chat with us via telephone today regarding the treasury inquest that focused on the 81 new objects that were found and added to the hoard including a new cross and what looks like a "cheek piece" that matches the one originally found! Also, for my money, the most exciting bit revolves around the new copper alloy stuff found and the ideas that they're generating!

The Staffordshire Hoard: www.staffordshirehoard.org.uk
The Potteries Museum: www.stokemuseums.org.uk/pmag
The Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery: www.bmag.org.uk

  3 Replies to “68 – Staffordshire Hoard: A Bonus Update on the New Find”

  1. January 12, 2013 at 3:08 pm

    Another marvelous Deb Klemperer interview. What will happen to the 2 pieces that the coroner ruled were not treasure?

    • January 12, 2013 at 3:39 pm

      My recollection is that they return to the finder/landowner if they are not treasure.

    • January 20, 2013 at 4:11 pm

      That is the way that that statute works. Thereby being the encouragement to report, for if not declared treasure then you get the piece and can do with it as you feel. If treasure, you also benefit. Very interesting legal process used and I would argue one that could be much more productive if used elsewhere.

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