Where's the Treasure?

Teeside Evening Gazette: Parishioners of the Stainton Parish Church would like to know what happened to the treasure discovered three years ago in the foundations of their church. A seventh century (CE) Saxon treasure was discovered three years ago during excavation work on the foundation of a parish church, but parishioners wonder what has happened to the treasure. The jewelry discovered comprised a garnet and gold pendant, a belt buckle and a knife. According to British law, if the finds are declared "treasure," they become property of the Crown. If not, they would be church property, and it will be up to Teesside's Coroner, Michael Sheffield, to decide. Three years after discovery, the artifacts are still being studied at the University of Durham, a fact that disgruntles the locals.

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