London jewellers Wartski have donated the £57,395 necessary to purchase the 81 additional pieces of Anglo-Saxon treasure found last November in the same field as the 3,500-piece Staffordshire Hoard.
Geoffrey Munn, managing director of Wartski,
said: "Both the chairman of Wartski, Nicholas Snowman, and I are
thrilled to have a chance of securing the future of what can only
be described as Staffordshire's Tutankhamun."
The most recent haul, which includes a
helmet piece, a cross-shaped mount and an eagle-shaped mount, was
discovered by a team from Archaeology Warwickshire. Stoke-on-Trent
and Birmingham city councils jointly own the artefacts that have
permanent displays in the West Midlands.
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