and the National Library declined to comment on whether they would be interested in buying the work.
sites are the National Museum & Gallery, Cardiff, Museum of Welsh Life, St Fagans, Roman Legionary Museum, Caerleon, National Woollen Museum, Dre-fach Felindre and the Welsh Slate Museum, Llanberis.
's Bronze & Iron Age Collections curator Adam Gwilt said: "The skill required to make these items of gold jewellery is stunning and I look forward to the opportunity to research, and then present them in Wrexham and Cardiff."
Keeper of art at NMGW
Oliver Fairclough said he was not surprised Flint Castle fetched the top end of its estimate - this was pounds 300,000 to pounds 500,0000.
The museum's director general Michael Houlihan said: ``We are delighted to announce our exciting plans for developing and improving our collections facilities at NMGW
He said NMGW
has no plans to bid for the earlier painting.
said the artefacts are the first of their kind to be found in Britain and only one or two similar objects have been discovered in north-westernFrance.
GERAINT PRICE (former senior education officer at NMGW
), Penygawsi, Llantrisant
is producing a report in preparation for the inquest.
badly needs its extension to expand and show off its many treasures, but Cardiff also needs a stand-alone, innovative contemporary art museum of international standard.
head of administration Tony Lloyd said:``Opus has an excellent track record and will provide us with exactly the type of support we require.''
spokeswoman Julie Richards said: ``This is a priceless find in archaeological terms.