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There’s gold in them thar Staffordshire fields

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The UK’s largest haul of Anglo-Saxon treasure has been discovered buried beneath a field in Staffordshire. Experts say the collection of 1,500 gold and silver pieces, which may date to the 7th Century, is unparalleled in size and worth “a seven figure sum”.

It has been declared treasure by South Staffordshire coroner Andrew Haigh, meaning it belongs to the Crown.

Terry Herbert, who found it on farmland using a metal detector, said it “was what metal detectorists dream of”…

The Staffordshire hoard contains about 5kg of gold and 2.5kg of silver, making it far bigger than the Sutton Hoo discovery in 1939 when 1.5kg of Anglo-Saxon gold was found near Woodbridge in Suffolk.

Lots more via BBC NEWS | UK

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September 24, 2009 Posted by | Art for sure, cool stuff, gold | , , | Comments Off on There’s gold in them thar Staffordshire fields

Pimp my bike, indeed.

Ananova – World’s most blinged-up bike

Scandinavian design company Aurumania has launched a limited edition run of the world’s most blinged-up bike. At just over £60,000, the Gold Bike Crystal Edition is believed to be the most expensive bicycle ever made.

Each of the ten produced, is hand-built and gold-plated with 24-carat gold, and decked out with over 600 Swarovski crystals.

October 1, 2008 Posted by | Dumb Stuff | , , , | Comments Off on Pimp my bike, indeed.