Anglo Saxon gold from a Leeds field goes on display

West-Yorkshire-hoardeA spectacular hoard of Anglo Saxon gold unearthed by a metal detectorist in a Leeds field will take pride of place in a new specially created digital exhibition this week.

The gold will be housed in new bespoke cases and mounts, with new interpretation panels and a touchscreen display that will allow visitors to examine the pieces in 3D.

Until now, the exact location of the incredible find has remained a closely guarded secret. But for the first time ever, the museum will also be able to reveal whereabouts in Leeds the discovery was made.

Six of the objects in the hoard, which was discovered in two stages in 2008 and 2009, are gold jewellery dating from the seventh to 11th centuries.

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