Treasure trove found inside piano
A SUBSTANTIAL amount of gold – described as “potential treasure” – has been found hidden in a piano.
The discovery of the “stunning” cache of gold items was made by the new owners of the upright piano when they decided to tune the instrument, which they had been given.
They “swiftly reported” their discovery, and the items are being kept safe in an unknown location “under lock and key”.
Peter Reavill, of the British Museum’s Portable Antiquities Scheme, said: “We can’t say what it is exactly because we are trying to track down the potential true owners.
“The current owners did not know what to do but they came to the museum.
“They laid this stuff out and I was like ‘whoa’, I’m an archaeologist and I’m used to dealing with treasure but I’m more used to medieval broaches.
“I have never seen anything like that.”