UK's largest Anglo-Saxon find is exhibited in the US

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A museum in the United States has begun exhibiting the UK's largest find of Anglo-Saxon treasure.

The exhibition is at the National Geographic Museum in Washington DC.

The hoard of more than 3,500 gold and silver artefacts was found by a metal detector enthusiast in a farmer's field in Staffordshire in July 2009 and is judged to be worth more than £3m.

The Staffordshire Hoard is now jointly owned by the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery and the Potteries Museum.

Marcus George reports

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