THE STAFFORDSHIRE Hoard has grown after more than 80 items recently unearthed in the same field were declared treasure.
In total 91 objects were unearthed by archaeologists at the farmland in Hammerwich, near Lichfield, in November and December following recent ploughing activity.
Many contain gold or silver and include a cross-shaped mount, an eagle-shaped mount and a possible helmet cheek piece which is likely to correspond to another helmet cheek piece found during the 2009 Hoard discovery.
South Staffordshire Coroner Andrew Haigh ruled on Friday that 81 items were treasure and part of the Staffordshire Hoard.
“I will now report to the British Museum so their valuation can take place.", he said.
“The Hoard is a magnificent find and I very much hope that these further 81 items can be saved for the nation as part of the Hoard.”