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Geoffrey Munn, managing director of Wartski, said: "Both the chairman of Wartski, Nicholas Snowman, and I are thrilled to have a chance of securing the future of what can only be described as Staffordshire's Tutankhamun."

The most recent haul, which includes a helmet piece, a cross-shaped mount and an eagle-shaped mount, was discovered by a team from Archaeology Warwickshire. Stoke-on-Trent and Birmingham city councils jointly own the artefacts that have permanent displays in the West Midlands.