The inquest into a hoard of gold items believed to be potential treasure found hidden inside a piano in Shropshire, is likely to be concluded today. [16th March 2017]
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The inquest at the Shirehall, in Shrewsbury, was told the piano had been donated to an establishment in the south west of the county where the discovery was made.
The find was reported by the new owners of the piano and the items were deposited at Ludlow Museum Resource Centre before Christmas. 
The upright piano was made by Broadwood & Sons, of London, and sold to a music establishment in Essex in 1906. The enterprise which purchased the piano has been traced to a shop or wholesaler of musical instruments which was owned by Messrs Beavan & Mothersole of 27, West Road, Saffron Walden.
The recent history of the piano has been traced to around 1983 when it was purchased by a family in the Saffron Walden area.
John Ellery, coroner for Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin, told the inquest: “We will gather and evaluate such information that comes to us.” Mr Ellery adjourned the inquest to allow possible claimants of the items to come forward.
It is expected details of the items will be released after the inquest has been concluded.