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Fit for a king: true glory of 1,000-year-old cross buried in Scottish field is revealed at last

A spectacular Anglo-Saxon silver cross has emerged from beneath 1,000 years of encrusted dirt following painstaking conservation. Such is its quality that whoever commissioned this treasure may have been a high-standing cleric or even a king.

It was a sorry-looking object when first unearthed in 2014 from a ploughed field in western Scotland as part of the , the richest collection of rare and unique Viking-age objects ever

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