Jeweller to make replicas of Iron Age Leekfrith gold

A jeweller has been commissioned to make replicas of what could be the oldest Iron Age gold discovered in Britain.

The Leekfrith Iron Age Torcs - three necklaces and bracelet, believed to be about 2,500 years old - were unearthed by two friends in a Staffordshire field in the village of Leekfrith in December.

The family who own the land have asked local silversmith Jacqueline Harold to create exact copies.

She said she will use age-old techniques to make the replicas.

The real gold items are currently being examined by experts and valued at the British Museum. The Treasure Valuation Committee will offer a value to the finders, landowner and any museum wanting to acquire them.